I am also thankful for the little things. The things that I don't really realize until they slap me in the face:
#1. Having a kids' bathroom shower functioning after a 10 week repair that was supposed to last 3 days. Thank you, crappiest of contractors, for reminding us of just how happy we are that the kids have their own bathroom. Thank you for allowing us to trip over their towels and deal with their clepto tendencies as they 'borrowed' hair products, razors, and previously-used-byCoach-or-me towels from right off of our towel rack in our master bathroom. Thank goodness that they have no more excuses to leave their towels pel-mel all over the house because they can once again utilize their own shower. I mean, not that they will use their assigned towel rod. It is so much easier to forget to bring your clothes to the bathroom and then race to your bedroom in a wet towel that you promptly toss on your carpeted bedroom floor.
#2. We believe that only one of our children seem to suffer from laundry-related dysfunction. Maybe Tank's laundry nonsense is a genetic disorder that skips like 5 generations, but we have never heard of a kid who would bother to wrap laundry (clean or dirty) in a spare comforter and hide it in a different bedroom behind a college sibling's unused bed rather than put the damn laundry away. Imagine the pandemonium if all 6 kids operated like this.
#3. A few days after Thanksgiving Curly will dance in the Midwest championships for Irish dancing and my nervous system can relax again for a few months. It will help if I avoid misplacing the most important dancing bag in a cab the day of the competition. (If I pull this off, it will be just one more thing to be thankful for!)
|And this is the space behind the cedar|
chest in the study. I was looking for my
camera charger, and all I found
was evidence that my kids are pigs.
|I just discovered this today. |
What is it, you ask . . . well, it is
behind the end table
in my living room.
A room used for reading
and music practice,
for Tank's snacking.
|A candy wrapper randomly|
left on the piano.
Oh, so thankful. Now, off to finish packing for the dancing competition held in Louisville. I have many plans in place so that I don't get sleepy on the long drive. Here's hoping that they work!