Local children reveal what they are thankful for

Published 8:00 pm Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The youngest of Vicksburg’s citizens have been thinking about what makes them feel grateful at Thanksgiving. From superheroes to family members, children ages 3 and 4 from two classes at Porters Chapel Daycare shared what they are most thankful for this holiday season.
Beau Stokes, 4, knew exactly what made him the most thankful.
“Yummy snacks,” he said Monday afternoon, adding it wasn’t quite snack time yet, but he was ready.
Some students just like having fun and were thankful to be able to cut loose.
“I’m thankful for being silly,” Isaac Sanford, 4, said. “Because it’s funny.”
Jackson Froelicher, 4, said there are two people that make him happy.
“Momma. Daddy,” he said.
He wasn’t the only student who was thankful for their family.
“My mom and dad and grandma and grandpa,” Georgia Lee Coutch, 3, said.
She said her family is fun and they like to spend time playing games with her.
“We play on the iPad all the time,” she said. “I play games on my mom’s phone.”
Aaron Constancio, 3, remembered the classes’ lesson on Thanksgiving when it came to what he was thankful for this year.
“Indians,” he said.
But when he really thought about what made him happy, Constancio had one more thing to add.
“The milk,” he said. “I got milk at home.”
Braxton Boler, 3, said he was thankful for his daddy.
“He goes to work,” he said. “I go to work with him.”
However, Boler was very thankful for a once a week treat he gets for good behavior in school called a “happy,” which consists of toys and candy. He really looks forward to the prize he receives from his teacher in the same place, on the same day each week.
“On Friday,” he said. “In the jar.”
His brother Grayson Boler, 3, had a whole list of things and people to be grateful for.
“My mommy and my daddy and my puppy,” he said. “Minions. Spiderman.”
He said his parents talk to him, and they took him to see the Minions and Spiderman.
Gracelynn Hill, 3, was also thankful for her family.
“My daddy. My mommy. Hallie and Madi (her sisters). Bubby is in there,” she said pointing into the next classroom. She said she loves her siblings even though they are ugly to her sometimes.
“I hit back,” Hill said honestly.
Hutsen Shaw, 3, is thankful for a number of superheroes.
“Spiderman is three,” Hutson said showing how he points three fingers to shoot a web from his wrist.
He is also thankful for Santa who he said was going to bring him some toys. He named Toy Story, Batman, The Flash and his favorite of all — the Ninja Turtles who he knows by name, color and theme song. A sweet gesture is what Hunt Quinby, 3, was most thankful for this year.
“When my mom picks me up,” he said. “Because that’s my mom.”
Quinby also said he liked Spiderman and the Ninja Turtles too because they make him happy. Red is his favorite, and he likes to color.
The students’ teachers are Rachel McBroom and McKenzie Carlisle in the 3 and 4-year-old class, and Taylor Thomason and Gladys McGowan in the 2 and 3-year-old class.

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