Monday, November 19, 2007

One Way To Be Politically Correct

When I arrived The Rooster was wearing a hand painted, paper and pipe cleaner pilgrim bonnet.

[The latest in haute pilgrim!]

While the girls wore bonnets, the boys in Rooster's class donned tall, stiff pilgrim hats made from black and white paper with exaggerated front buckles.


The Rooster led me to my seat at the daycare Thanksgiving lunch.

At my seat a brown paper turkey placeholder said "Guest of The Mayor and The Rooster."

The Mayor was already seated.

The Mayor and all his classmates wore headdresses, brown construction paper bands with three different colored paper feathers stapled to the back.


I assumed I was dining with a band of tiny pilgrims and a slightly taller group of Native Americans.

"Do you like my hat?" Rooster asked.
"I do!" I told her. "You make a great pilgrim."
Not wanting to be left out, The Mayor said,
"Do you like my hat too?"
"I do!" I said. "Are you a Native American?"
The Mayor rolled his eyes.
"No, Mom. I'm a turkey butt!"
Ah, yes.

I guess I knew that.

53 comments:

liv said...

All, hail Turkey Butt!

Theresa said...

Too funny! And they take after you.

Katie R. said...

lol - "...slightly taller group of Native Americans."

Patience said...

Of course! Turkey butt!!

La Chanson de Phoenix said...

Turkey Butt? That's a new one! hehehe

flutter said...

distant cousin of the chicken butt? Guess what!

Chanda (aka Bea) said...

Do you serve red or white wine with turkey butt?? :)

Zaya said...

That's great! Were they all tukey butts or just him?

Janet said...

Do I sense the birth of a new Thanksgiving tradition?

Somebody call Martha Stewart. If anyone can mainstream the turkey butt hat, it's Martha.

Colleen said...

hee hee hee

Annie said...

From what I glean from this blog, all I can say is 'Like Mother, Like Daughter' And I mean that in the nicest possible way :)

Annie said...

Uh - I meant 'son' - we have sick babies here - not enough sleep going around, apparently!

mommiebear2 said...

LOL! Gosh Mom, you should have known that ~ Dont you recognize a turkey butt when you see one?

BOSSY said...

Bossy likes her Turkey Butt brined.

QT said...

Even I knew that, Mom!!

My mom has a pic of me in similar garb from kindergarten. I was the only one with all brown feathers because I was trying to make it look like real feathers...

Lawyer Mama said...

Turkey butt. Of course!

jen said...

I love it. I definitely remember being an indian back in the less politically correct way.

Alpha DogMa said...

Yeesh, Mom. Way to make an ass out of yourself.

Worker Mommy said...

Well of course he was a Turkey butt... I mean what else, right ? ;)

mamatulip said...

*snort*

I love your kids.

Sadie said...

*lol* OMG! A Turkey butt!! *snicker* I wish my boy had admitted such a thing *lol*

Lori- Fairytales & Margaritas said...

Hmm, so where were the Indians? Or Native Americans?

furiousBall said...

Turkey butt hats are incredibly rare, in fact that is the only one I have ever heard of. I'd take it to one of those auction shows and get it priced, just because i want to see someone on tv try to get a value for a turkey butt hat. it's my dream, don't mock

meno said...

I think i will make hats for all my family this year. It will make for great pictures, especially after all the wine. Except my brother, who is a turkey butt, probably won't wear his.

Heather, Queen of Shake-Shake said...

Yes, I'm a turkey butt quite frequently myself.

My youngest son though...here lately he's been being a jack butt, if you catch my drift

Invisible Momma said...

Nothing like a cute little Turkey butt to make your Thanksgiving complete.

Beck said...

The problem with Canadian Thanksgiving is that it has no driving mythos and thus no headwear.

jakelliesmom said...

Of course, of course it was the Pilgrims and Turkey Backsides for which we can credit this holiday.

My boy wore his Pilgrim hat backwards for the show. I'm sure he thought it looked better that way.

Maddy said...

Good one!
Happy Thanksgiving

susiej said...

What a funny Thanksgiving story!!

Bastet said...

Never saw the turkey butt comment coming...That is classic!

Magpie said...

Nice.

Lovely that they invited you, too.

painted maypole said...

ha ha ha ha ha!

my husband was SHOCKED that at MQ's school they kept saying Indian and not Native American

Mommy Bits said...

lol. That is cute. What is it with children and the word "butt"? My boys think it's hysterical.

Avery Gray said...

And you thought they never listened!

JCK said...

Turkey butt! They DO take after you. Too funny.

Don't you love being a part of these functions at the daycare? Sitting at those little tables perched at their level is really amazing!

Happy Thanksgiving.

Kellan said...

Turkey butt - so funny! They think they are so funny, don't they - and they are. Take care.

carrie said...

I think I was a "turkey butt" one year for Halloween when I was about 5!

Jenifer said...

Of course! Duh.
In case I don't make it back this week, have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy the break.

Circus Kelli said...

Hee hee! TURKEY BUTT! I LOVE IT!

WILLIAM said...

That is classic

FunnyGal KAT said...

Ha! I guess the history lesson went a little awry on that one! But the Mayor's interpretation is much better anyway.

Anonymous said...

wow and I thought I was married to the turkey butt.

mauniejames

we_be_toys said...

That has to be a first - the Thanksgiving Feast of the Pilgrims and the Turkey Butts! I love the way kids rewrite history - its so much more interesting their way.

Kyla said...

Niiiiiice one, Mayor.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Hee hee. I bet he made the cutest turkey butt ever.

Mimi said...

Guess what? TURKEY BUTT!!!!

HAHAHAHAHHA.

:-)

Serina Hope said...

I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with the Pilgrim and the turkey butt.

Sarcastic Mom (aka Lotus) said...

He is too awesome.

JaniceNW said...

Where's the BEEF? Dammit!

Family Adventure said...

LOL! Turkey butt?!

Heidi

Kevin Charnas said...

What did "Dana" dress as?

Karen said...

Gotta love those Thanksgiving feasts!! So cute!! I just happened across your blog by way of the Buzz, and enjoyed looking around!