Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Alright my American friends might be looking at me weird but it's Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend. It's the harvest celebration, so it only makes sense that a northern country, which experiences the harvest earlier would celebrate it earlier.

I decided I'd take the time to say what I'm thankful for. I would encourage you to do the same. Where everyone can see.

I'm thankful she's not sleeping through the night yet. She's forcing us to spend quality time together, alone when the entire house is still and peaceful.

I'm thankful that our nursing relationship has evolved to a point where I'm a drive thru. It allows me space and time to finish simple projects but encourages me to stop and enjoy the time with my kids. Frequently.

I'm thankful she sees diapering and dressing as a game. Trying to get her to hold still for an entire diaper change is a challenge. I wish I could make a game of every simple task life hands me.

I'm thankful that she feeds snacks I intended for her to her sister as well. Even when they're choking hazards. It shows what a generous big sister she is.

I'm thankful for hugs that cause Dahlia to cry. While she doesn't know her strength yet, she does know that she loves her sister dearly.

I'm thankful for the "I don't like it" phase she's going through right now. It means her vocabulary is developing along with her independence and her self identity.

I'm thankful for a wonderful partner. In everything we do we are better as a team. I learn this every time I try to do something we normally do together by myself. Like my recent adventures trying to do baby bedtime without him.

I'm thankful for being able to be a stay at home mom. I think it's really benefited our kids.

I'm thankful for our great communication. I'm glad we can tell each other exact what's going on in our internal worlds. I'm glad we don't ever say "if you don't know, I'm not going to tell you" to each other.

I'm thankful for my Mom.

I'm thankful for someone to watch the kids while I soak in the tub. I'm thankful for meatloaf (even if I don't like meatloaf).

I'm thankful for a freezer stocked with ice cream sandwiches.

I'm thankful for my entire family. I learn from them all the time. Whether it's learning the compassion it takes to cycle across Canada for charity or learning that sometimes you don't know your cat is pregnant until it has kittens...

I'm also thankful for
* massage envy (and my father-in-law for the means to maintain my membership)
* the ability to return home regularly
* amazing kids consignment stores
* creamy garlic dipping sauce (oh pizza pizza how I miss you)
* wholesale club memberships
* movie night with snuggly kids who are paying attention to the movie!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful post... full of joy, love, and humor. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!