This Thanksgiving I am thankful for many things. First in my mind at the moment is that the kids aren’t sick. Yet. I’m hoping that will hold. Sparky is upstairs in bed with a fever. I’m downstairs with the kids sort of hovering around getting sick and wondering if it will hit me or not. So far the kids seem fine.
I am thankful that we have enough devices to go around. BeBop is playing one of his animal games on my phone and BamBam is playing Angry Birds on the iPad. Yes, my three-year-old (on Saturday) is addicted to Angry Birds. Got a problem with that? I don’t care. It’s kind of cute how he gets mad when he knocks everything over on the first try and doesn’t get to shoot the other birds.
I am not thankful that the boys are fighting. ‘Scuse me while I go break this up.
Okay, I’m back. Where was I? Oh yes, thanks.
I am thankful that BeBop is in a school he loves and he seems to be thriving there. I am thankful that BamBam starts developmental preschool on Monday. His teacher is AWESOME. I took BamBam to meet her this week and she said he strikes her as a really smart kid and when he figures out how to make the connections in his brain he’s just going to take off. Damn straight he is.
I am thankful for the three amazing boys I share my life with and all of our wonderful extended family. I am thankful for all of you who come here and support me. I am thankful for Miss Allison and all the boys’ therapists. I am thankful for the Betties. I am thankful for all of my smart and fabulous friends, by which I mean ALL of my friends.
I am thankful for you.
*UPDATE: I started this at around 9am. It’s now 9pm and the kids are asleep, still not sick, and I am still feeling okay. Sparky says he’s feeling a little better, though he still feels sick. Tomorrow is a new day. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
This is the perfect gratitude post, and that UPDATE should be a chapter in someone’s parenting book, so many of us have had such a similar experience.