Give Thanks

Thanksgiving is coming up next week, and I find myself woefully unprepared.  I feel like it was just September, and here we are, the middle of November.  My little lump of eat/sleep/poop has started rolling over, both directions, enough to make me thankful there is no clear path for her to roll under any furniture.  I am behind on making holiday gifts, behind on getting my Etsy shop up and running, behind on even thinking about what to cook for Thanksgiving.

All of the crazy, all of the busy, makes me realize just how thankful I am for so many things.  I may not have gotten it together to post for NaBloPoMo, but I’m going to do what I can to post now until Thanksgiving with all of the things I am thankful for.  So, here it goes.

I am thankful for modern medicine and a doctor that really gets it.  H has a classmate at school who has a Dr. who won’t up his dose of reflux meds, and so he suffers, and so does his mom.

I am thankful for big sister who say things like, “Its ok H…. , I’ll just sing you songs until you feel better.” Instead of getting annoyed at their crying and fussy and tired little sister.

I am thankful that there is a little bit of separation anxiety starting with H.  I like being recognized for being more than the lady with the milk.

I am thankful that H smiles and coos for her teachers.  I know she is in good hands while I am work.

I am thankful for a job that I really love.  It is crazy, but I feel successful and productive.

I am thankful for my bright and wonderful older daughter who challenges me, but also rewards me with her curiosity and capacity to learn.

I am thankful for teachers who understand her, who help her every day grow and learn.  I hope we are lucky enough to always have teachers who get her quirky, silly, sensitive ways.

I am thankful for a work place that has mother’s rooms so that I can pump, because pumping at work means I can feed the baby at night without having to get out of bed.

I am thankful for my brother, who helps us out whenever we ask.  New locks on the doors, babysitting, the use of his car to transport a new crib for the baby.  I hope his girlfriend gets a job close by, because I will miss him if he moves far away, and so will his nieces.

I am thankful that I have more things to be thankful for, that I can save for another day.


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