I Am Thankful

There are so many things I'm appreciative for this week....

I am thankful that the babysitter I used for two hours & forty minutes on Thursday night only cost me $40.

I am thankful nobody called Child Protective Services on me when I had to open a BIG can of whoop a** on Sheridan at the beach during one of her award winning meltdowns and tantrums to trump all tantrums.

I am thankful that when I fell asleep on the couch during movie night at 7:45 pm last night, that when I woke up at 9:45 pm and saw the girls were STILL awake, they were at least watching the Disney channel.

I am thankful that despite changing the clocks back one hour and kids managing to still wake up at o'dark thirty, they weren't the only ones running around Starbucks or Pavilions at 7 am.

I am thankful that my 5 year old was able to correctly describe the difference between "liking" boys and "like-liking" boys.

I am thankful that while running barefoot in the park that Grady only stepped in dog poop twice, and that the sweet looking Golden Retriever who walked by Libby only bit her once on her back.

I am thankful that I have driven my girls to climb up the walls. Literally.

I am thankful that Riley realized her Hanukkah list was a tad unrealistic ... and modified it accordingly.


Kate Coveny Hood said...

I still love that H list... The first time around I was struck by how considerate she was to specify that Diary of a Wimpy Kid was an actual book and not some dork's diary. Now THAT would have been a difficult present to hunt down. I don't even think Target would have it.

You have a lot to be thankful for - but you certainly do have a marathon lifestyle!

When are you coming to look at houses?

Christy said...

So a wetsuit and boogie board have been added? Too cute. I hate tantrums - especially in public. Feeling for you! Glad you found a babysitting, even if they do charge an arm and a leg!!!

Mom24 said...

So good Riley's able to be realistic. ;)

I'm amazed after a week like that you're not rocking in a corner somewhere drinking. Hope this one's better.

Twenty Four At Heart said...

How are you? I can't wait to get together with you again. Give me a week or two to get back on my feet and then let's plan a date! : )

Emily said...

It is so great to be thankful.
It sounds like quite a week.
Only $40? Is that normal? That seems pretty expensive! Although, for time away, I would pay that, and probably more.

I'll Take Mine... said...

Haha, I knew you wouldn't escape the American Girl thing. We actually watched the AG movie "Chrissa" and it was good. About bullying. Your girls might like it.

Issa said...

I'm still debating the AG thing for Christmas. Who knows.

DUDE, the boogie board thing cracked me up. Sigh. I love that. It just won't be very useful next year.

Anna Whiston-Donaldson said...

Love, love love her list!

Dog poop and dog bites? You've been busy, girl!

Lisa said...

You make me giggle. And her list is great :)

Becky said...

Love the list!

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