Monday, November 5, 2007

I am grateful for my children...

  • Because how else would I know that mermaids can wear wings or that monkeys can wear boots and talk and sing?
  • Because I never really did want a clean, clutter-free house, right?

  • Because all of my good clothes look best when smeared with ketchup, drool or snot.

  • Because it's more fun to dress my kids up in cute little clothes than myself.

  • Because I always wanted to be the tooth fairy and Santa Claus.

  • Because my idea of a perfect Saturday afternoon involves sitting in the hot sun or cold wind watching my child kick the ball one time out of an hour-long soccer game.

  • Because I always wanted to try doing ponytails or braids on a head of hair that I could actually see.

  • Because I have met some wonderful people through my kids' daycare, preschool and school.

  • Because wet, sticky kisses from little faces are the best way to brighten up a gloomy day.

  • Because why would I want to be able to walk through my house without stepping on 6 blocks, 4 stuffed animals, 3 cheerios and a board book?

  • Because there is nothing like hearing "Mommy's here!" and getting bear hugs from little girls at the end of a long work day.

  • Because my kids made my mom a Grandma.

  • Because who needs to be a size 10 anymore anyway? Or a 12 or 14 for that matter...

  • Because little girls are very ticklish. And have belly buttons that are so much fun to blow raspberries into.

  • Because they give me an excuse to need to drive a minivan.
And because I love watching them learn, seeing pieces of myself and my husband in them and having someone to take trick-or-treating on Halloween.

Not to mention all of that lovely candy to steal watch them eat! :)

This post was written as a submission for the November Group Writing Project at MamaBlogga on the topic of "I am grateful for my child(ren) because...".

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8 wonderful people said...:

Tammy said...

That is such a wonderful post. You little girls are lucky to have such a wonderful mom.

Corey~living and loving said...

lots and lots and lots of reasons for sure! wonderful!

Jordan (MamaBlogga) said...

Wonderful reasons--I love your perspective because I can't just list off only happy, rosy things to be grateful for in motherhood myself!

Thanks for participating!

tiff said...

That was a fantastic post!! All of it is so true!!

baby~amore' said...

this is brillant ... I could write all these things too (one day I might inspired to !)

Mama Zen said...

Aww, I love this!

Neena (NeenMachine) said...

Excellent reasons! (As I scarf down that piece of Halloween candy before I get caught!)

Anonymous said...

well I just found out I'm going to be a father so I'm full of nothing but good things right now :)