I know that parenting is not easy and we’re constantly learning how to parent the best we can. After an extremely busy work week and after the time change last weekend, the energy in this house has been a bit “off”. Little One has been extremely tired and emotional. She’s happy and laughing one minute and then frustrated and in tears the next. The new puppy is amazing, but is now in the chewing and nipping stage. We’re correcting that early so it doesn’t become a habit. Little One cries when Cupcake takes her things and chews on them. I remind her that she has to stop leaving her toys, books and clothes on the floor because the puppy will play with them if they’re left there.
Mornings are a zoo over here. No matter how early Little One gets up, getting ready for school is always a challenge. This week, things ended up in tears and frustration (two days in a row). The problem is that Little One waits until the last minute to get things done. It was just minutes before the bus arrived and she couldn’t find her special hat that she wanted to wear (Grampy’s hat). She misplaced one of her favourite mittens. She didn’t remember where she put her agenda.
Who am I kidding? This week has been all kinds of crazy.
One thing I’ve learned is that I need to step back and remember to be thankful.
Even Especially on the craziest days.
5 things I’m thankful for
- I’m thankful for my daughter. Though she drives me absolutely bonkers at times, she is THE most important thing in my life.
- I’m thankful that after moments of chaos, the storm does pass.
- I’m thankful for random hugs and kisses from Little One
- I’m thankful for my work and being able to do what I love.
- I’m thankful for a husband who is kind and patient. I know I must drive him absolutely bonkers at times because I’m constantly on Little One and him about helping out with keeping the house clean or picking up after themselves.
I started this challenge last week to take a moment every day and think of what I am thankful for. I’ve found that it’s the little things that I’m most thankful for.
If you want to join in and share what you’re thankful for, every Thursday I’ll be posting a Thankful Thursday post. You can share your link below.
Victoria Ess says
I’ve had one of those weeks full of frustration and irritation and I much enjoyed reading your list of things to be thankful for.
I love to run. I REALLY love to run. And every single time I do I thank God I am able too. I know a lot of people who would love to be able to but can’t because they have bad knees, bad lungs, are disabled, etc. So, I am so thankful that I able to run. 🙂
Darlene Schuller says
I’m thankful for the chaotic moments, tests me and them too, sometimes it’s kind of fun. I’ve had moments where I thought I was going to lose my mind and one of them make a silly face or say something funny, I laugh.
I’m thankful for the quiet moments.. sometimes. They allow me to reflect, on the day… on time period.
I’m thankful for my husband, if I wasn’t we wouldn’t be together.
I’m thankful for the day to day madness of it all.
Victoria Ess says
That’s the cutest photo! Thanks for the reminder to be thankful — I really needed that today!
Anne Taylor says
I’m thankful for our new grandson. He’s healthy and quite the “normal” baby. I’m thankful to have my husband who has been the best support of my life and I’m thankful for all of my online friends. Thanks for this Christine!
Gene D says
this is a great idea. Everything has to be kept in perspective
I love this Christine!!!
Looking forward to reading more of these and joining in! 🙂
OOPS! I meant to write EVERYONE And not Earth!!
YOU are wonderful and so supportive of EARTH. I think it’s safe to say we are all thankful for YOU. I don’t blog, but if I did, I would link up! Great initiative. Hopefully it catches on and others share what they are thankful for too. We don’t take enough time to be thankful..
Fariha (CanadianMomEh) says
Thanks for this Christine. I needed to read something like this today. It’s been a long couple of weeks and maybe its the cold weather we’ve had or something in the air but I think we could all use a little more sunshine these days.
Xenia Paterson says
Today I’m thankful that it’s not -40 C….and of course for my children who drive me INSANE but who just as often make me laugh and remind me what’s really important in life.
Xenia, your comment totally made me smile! 🙂 So great to be thankful for the little things! In the end, the little things end up meaning the most!
Judy Cowan says
It has been an off week here too, I think spending some time this afternoon having a cup of tea and making a thankful list might be a good way to hopefully get back on track!
I’m with you, Judy! Just had a nice, hot cuppa tea! Busy day, so it’s nice to have five minutes of downtime!