Thanksgiving Part 1: School
If there is any holiday that tests an American’s endurance for living abroad, it is Thanksgiving.
For one, having to work on Thanksgiving like it’s an ordinary day is just not very fun. Plus, social media is a no-go unless you want to be bombarded with cute photos of people at home eating delicious food, playing with their pets, and just generally not doing anything. Most importantly—
Only the U.S. gets a Snapchat turkey filter on Thanksgiving. Spain does not get the turkey filter.
I love the turkey filter; it is so sad not to have the turkey filter.
To be fair, there are a couple perks to working on Thanksgiving, such as getting to explain the holiday to your students and hearing them become excited to learn about you and your life. If there is anything that can make you feel better about yourself than third graders showering your family pictures with compliments, I don’t even want to know what it is. I am the luckiest teacher in the world ♥
One of the pictures that my kids loved: