S.S. Lakesgiving7:34 AM
Thanksgiving weekend was such a blast! I had a traditional Thanksgiving with my family on Thursday, then on Friday I drove up to my friend's lake house for the weekend. My friends and I celebrated "Lakesgiving", with a full-on Thanksgiving dinner Saturday night, and lots of other games and adventures along the way. One afternoon, while we were out on a boat, my friends' four-year-old daughter asked if she could sit on my lap while I sketched. She asked me to draw a boat. Then I drew a giraffe in the boat, and she decided that the giraffe was our friend Will that was there on the boat with us (who looks nothing like a giraffe, for the record.) So then she started telling me to draw animals that represented each of us on the boat.
I'm the girl lion near the front (she later said "No, maybe you're a fish instead" but I pretended I didn't hear her.) The pig in the front has a mustache and is married to the girl pig with the hoodie and glasses. The snakes are another married couple that were with us. The camel jumping into the water wearing a child-sized life vest is our friend, Ryan (in a scenario that was not at all hypothetical.) And the elephant with the two little giraffes represented the girl who dreamt all this up, along with her mom and sister. Mom-Elephant is dreaming of her husband and son, both elephants, who had to stay home and miss the boat ride. We all thought it was a liiiiittle scandalous that Mom and Dad were both elephants, but the daughters were both giraffes...and there was another dude-giraffe on the boat...but my little giraffe friend didn't seem to think so. Regardless, I think it's a pretty fun memento from our Lakesgiving trip.