It's quickly becoming a Thanksgiving tradition at our house, just like when I was a kid...we have a big breakfast and watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I will say that it moves a little bit slow for my 3 and 1 year old, but I love it!
Michaela, and social media, reminded me this year's parade was the anniversary of something really big...and really purple! It was 25 years ago, in 1997, that Barney, that loveable, annoying purple dinosaur that loved everyone and everything, ripped apart, live on national TV, to the horror of kids and parents. The winds were high that particular Thanksgiving in Manhattan, and control the building-size dino proved to much for the rope holders (I'm sure there's an official name for that job, I just like "rope holders").
See how it all unfolded!
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