Thankful Tuesday: Joy in the Drudgery

Chris has been out of town for one whole day and already the boys have erupted into dramatic weeping shanigans. (Both lasting longer than 20 minutes.) I’m spent.

Also, I’m thankful:

  • For Brooksie’s intense love for his dad, even if yesterday his response to my comforting words, “Mama loves you,” were “No! Daddy!” (Last week the whole Daddy Phase was cute but now I’m kind of over it. Even so! I’m grateful he loves his dad.)
  • I’m thankful for afternoons to watch August play at the park with his friends from school. I can’t believe what a big kid he is becoming and I love seeing how he’s learning relationships.
  • For Liz’s amazing Oscars party. Dishes named for the movies: Crabby snacks and homemades, anyone? (Also, Moonpie Kingdom!) That Jennifer Lawrence won. (I love that girl.) For the chance to go out in a dress-up-dress and heels and walk down a city sidewalk under the stars all by myself, listening to my heels click click click down the pavement.
  • Friends like Cecelia and Steve who want to stay with our kids and send us out on dates. We have it so good.
  • For the blizzard in my hometown yesterday. Even though I was not there to see all 19 inches fall in Amarillo, Texas, I got to experience it over Instagram and it was awesome.
  • I’m thankful our landlord is having the house painted. It will look nice. Even if those painters are scraping and hammering outside my baby’s window all day. I will be grateful…I will be grateful…
  • For rest at the end of a long day. For joy in the drudgery. For a day where I didn’t lose my cool, even when my kids did. (Miracle.)

 

Link up or leave a comment with your own list of Thankfuls!!

  • http://piejesu.org/ Emmie

    I love the Oscar party tradition…My sister has had one every year and we live too far apart for me to go, but I so enjoy hearing about it. What fun. Thank you for sharing the struggles and joys with us! My Thankful Tuesday is about childhood, rain, and pink wellies on a spunky little girl. I used the short link this time, so hopefully it will work. Blessings!
    http://wp.me/p2EJNq-jH

  • http://www.spicymagnolia.com Meghan

    Thanks for your sweet comment! I finally made it onto your site today to read yours, and the Oscar party sounds like so much fun! It’s been a while since I’ve dressed up in heels. Within an hour of me being back home yesterday after my trip, Brennan whispered under his breath, “I don’t like Mommy.” Hmmm, guess it’s time for me to go out of town again. :) Hope your night is lovely!


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