Sundays Are For Sebastian Revisited (#32)

I am once again on the road this week, this time I am on the East Coast to take our older son to visit a few colleges in hopes that will spark his interest. As I normally do, I revisit one of my favorite editions of Sundays Are For Sebastian. This one comes from six (wow) years ago.

Several months ago, I started a new weekly theme: Sundays Are For Sebastian. Sebastian is my five-year-old and he says some of the funniest things–we have no idea where he gets his material since his mother and I are rather boring, serious people.

The other day, on the drive home from school, for once Sebastian did not fall asleep instantly. This allowed for some interesting conversation with his mother:

Sebastian: “Do you know that Thanksgiving is soon?”

My wife: “Yes, it is. Do you know why we have Thanksgiving?”

Seba: “Yup, to eat turkeys.”

My wife: “Is that the only reason?”

Seb: “Yup, to kill and eat turkeys.”

My wife: “Well, that’s really not the reason. We have Thanksgiving to be thankful for all that we have. What are you thankful for?”

Seb: “What is ‘thankful’?”

My wife: “‘Thankful’ is when you are happy to have things in your life. So, what are you thankful for?”

Seb: “Mommy and Daddy.”

My wife: “That’s nice, what else?”

Seb: “Trees. And animals…”


Seb: “And other people.”

My wife: “Is that it? What about your brother?”


Seb: “He’s one of those ‘other people’.”photo-12





About the drunken cyclist

I have been an occasional cycling tour guide in Europe for the past 20 years, visiting most of the wine regions of France. Through this "job" I developed a love for wine and the stories that often accompany the pulling of a cork. I live in Houston with my lovely wife and two wonderful sons.
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