Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thursday Thirteen: A Mom's Thanks

With Thanksgiving here, I wanted to reflect on what I was Thankful for, of course my wonderful husband and beautiful family, but I really wanted to look at my life and reflect, as the mother of 3, what am I thankful for, those moments during the days that make me take a deep breathe, exhale and do it all over. So here are 13 things, that as a mom, I give thanks for, daily...that is if they happen daily

13. A day free of temper tantrums.

12. Kids that fight, not in this house.

11. After months of breastfeeding and bottle feeding, that first feeding that you can hold the baby and they can hold their own bottle.

10. Successful potty training.

9.  Finding a binkie when you thought they were lost in the land of binkiedom.

8. Requests to clean the toy room actually results in a clean toy room.

7. The moment you realize after reading the same book over and over again, that finally your child can read it themselves.

6. A dinner that doesn't make my children gag before their mouth hits the spoon.

5. Trips to the store that do not result in disaster, someone screaming or breaking down in the middle of the aisle.

4. Requests to leave when it comes time to end a play date do not end in complete breakdowns.

3. Simultaneous naps. Gotta love a quiet house.

2. My morning routine of working out, drinking my coffee, showering and grabbing quick glance at the newspaper is not interrupted by the pitter patter of little feet down the stairs.

1. I love my 3 kids, but, there was no better moment then when my ob/gyn stated he was about to tie my tubes.


  1. Oh, I remember when finding a binkie was a case for great joy. I'm grateful for my family too. Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. That sure brought back memories of when my kids were small. After #4 child I wouldn't leave the hospital until they fixed me lol Mainly because I asked to have it done after #3 and he told me I had to wait. Guess what happened while waiting?lol
    Enjoy them while they're young, it feels like my kids went from taking their first steps to entering high school. lol
    Happy T13!

  3. My greatest wish would be a day free of screaming fights and whining. But it seems to be an undeniable "thing" with little girls.

  4. thats an awesome list...:) Happy thanksgiving to you and yours Danielle...


  5. Very nice things to be thankful for. Have a great day.

  6. I've so been there. It does get better :)

    Enjoy your day!

  7. Your last one cracked me up! My sentiments exactly! Kids are wonderful. I love mine with all my heart. But they are lots of work and surely test our patience.

  8. Potty training is huge. As a mom who wasn't very good at it.

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