According to Josh, the kids and I forgot to be thankful today. That’s not true. I actually tried to ask Emmie what her blessings were, and she just stood there shaking her head like a deranged wombat. But if I had to venture a guess, here’s what I’d say we’re all thankful for today.
Gareth: Where the Wild Things Are and his ninja star. Oh, and by “ninja star” I mean that I found this little yellow plastic star off of one of his baby toys, so I throw it at him and yell “Ninja star!” and he thinks I’m hilarious.
Emmie: Leaves. She loves it when everybody jumps in the pile with her and throws them all over her. Personally, I find the practice a little terrifying (what if there’s dog poop or bugs in there?!), but it’s a childhood rite of passage, so yes I jump in with her. By the end we’re all laughing–except Gareth, who finds the whole practice irritating. He’d rather be chasing a ball or anything with wheels. For those of you who didn’t know…Gareth is really a puppy in a person’s body.
I’m thankful that Josh’s 15 hour day ended up only (!) being a 12 hour day. I’m thankful for a truly hideous old dresser that I’m having fun refinishing (you’ll have to take my word for it. I forgot to take pictures). And I’m thankful for giggles, snuggles, and sleep. Speaking of sleep…it’s calling to me now.