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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Eve

I'm grumpy right now. Grrrr.

My kids woke up first and asked to go downstairs. I said "OK", but I didn't add the usual "But make good choices..."

Well what I got was them eating the ice cream I bought yesterday. They are in their rooms right now. Did I do the right thing? What's the big deal, right? No one got hurt. Are they being naughty or normal? Maybe it's just normal for them to be naughty?

Parenting for me usually is like all of these rules I impose and then when they are invariably broken, I think "Well, should I even enforce that?". Am I making sense? My brain hurts.

I fully intended to write something deep and whimsical regarding Thanksgiving that's tomorrow. For the life of me, I can't come up with anything. I sat at the computer last night for an hour trying to write something, and .... nothing.

So, here it is.

I really am thankful for all that God has given to me. My life is the best it has ever been. For real. As a girl, I never really dreamed of how my life would turn out. I imagined a husband, but after that, nothing concrete. My life now is great. Thank you, God.

How has your life turned out? Did you dream big dreams, or let life just carry you along like it did me? Are you truly thankful for where you are at today, or do you constantly wish for more? Yes, I know life is not perfect, but is your heart and soul settled into a place of content?

Well, I wish for all of you readers, a truly wonderful Thanksgiving. In the midst of all the preparations, I hope you can take just a moment to take stock of all that you could be thankful for.

Ok, I think I can let them out of their rooms now. Should I let them have their ice cream after breakfast? That's what I'll do. Am I too easy? Too harsh? Heck, I don't know. I'm just a mom trying her best every blooming day. What I do know is that I'm thankful for those two little gems and hope one day they will also be thankful for what God has blessed them with.

Happy Thanksgiving Eve


Donna said...

In my experience, remembering to say, "Make good choices!" before sending my kids on their way doesn't seem to make a bit of difference. They either will or they won't. They either listen to the little angel on their shoulder or the guy on the other shoulder...you know, the one with the pitchfork and serpentine lisp: "Hey kid! Your Mommy ain't lookin'...go ahead, have some ice cream. If she didn't want you to have it, she wouldn't keep the stepstool in the kitchen!"

ON the bright side, I bet they were sharing that ice cream really nicely (the angel probably gave up trying to convince them not to be sneaky and figured the least she could accomplish was to get them to share!).

Happy Night Before Thanksgiving!

Maria said...

You have a point there! They WERE really quiet while they eating it. It's Thanksgiving today. Hope everyone had a wonderful one!