Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I Am a Thankful Parent!

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I like that as hard as the 'market place' has tried, they have not successfully commercialized it. It's the time of year to gather with family and friends, and sometime even strangers, to remember what we have to be thankful for.

Today, after reading my cousin's new blog post, I decided that I, too, would make a list of the 'mommy things' I'm thankful for.

  • sticky-finger hugs (yeah, there's messy, but I love them!)
  • opportunity to listen to their thoughts and ideas about things
  • Kari's laughs
  • the boy's kisses
  • Jaya's jokes (they're really getting good!)
  • teaching them how to cook/bake
  • listening to them sing
  • watching how creative they are with making art & building things
  • seeing the wonder in their eyes when they discover something new
  • the fearlessness in my son's eyes when he tries something new
  • rocking them
  • having them snuggle close when we read books
  • eating popcorn while watching a movie
  • blowing bubbles for them to play with
  • being thanked for making food that they like
  • that there are three of them--they can play together and occupy each other's time so that I can blog! ;-)
  • how Jaya is stepping up and really helping me around the house
  • the way Kari always hugs me at bedtime
  • that both of the girls thinks being a mommy is a GREAT thing!
  • how my son says, "I love my mommy!"
  • being able to give my children time
  • packages from my mommy in the mail with exactly what we need inside!
  • that each of them is rather healthy--few sick days!
  • how they act their best when we're around other people
  • that they really like "doing school" and miss it when we just "go with the flow." ;-)
  • that they like to be read to and "read" books to me
  • hearing their little feet in the morning
  • seeing them making friends
These are just a few...but ones that come immediately to my mind. What are you thankful for as a parent? Post your link or add your list in the comments.


Rana said...

I don't think I could have said it any better. What a great list.

Kelly said...

Lovely list! There are so many reasons to be thankful as a parent. Thanks for the shout out!

~Leslie said...

Thanks Rana!

You're welcome, Kelly!


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