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Thankful Tuesday . . . Revived!

Thankful Tuesday

It’s been a long time since it was Thankful Tuesday around here, maybe an entire year. A friend recently told me she’d missed Thankful Tuesdays, which was a surprise to me, actually. I’d always thought Thankful Tuesdays were more a day I loved on the blog each week, and less something anyone else read. But the truth is: I’ve missed it too. It’s much easier to be thankful throughout the week when you know you’ll have to make a list on things on your blog in a couple of days. Also, I miss collecting my kids’ thoughts and sweet moments throughout the week.

 

So I’ve decided to bring Thankful Tuesday back to life! Maybe not forever, but at least for this week.

 

Now, here are some lists of various things I’m thankful for. (Sometimes, I imagine myself making my Thankful Tuesday list in an idyllic world. In that world, I write my list by hand, with a fluffy pink pen. In bed. Drinking something steamy out of a delicate tea cup. So you can imagine the photo below as TRUE. I won’t tell you what this process of list making actually looked like.)

 

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What My Husband Did That Was Awesome

  1. Last Wednesday I felt SAD. And when I sent him sad texts about how lonely I was and how I missed my friends, he emailed a few of my friends who don’t have kids and planned a brunch date for us this past Saturday. When he told me about his secret plan he said, “You know, you are the worst kind of extrovert. You think you don’t need people and you actually do.” I cried.
  2. He swept the floor before leaving for his week long work trip. On a Monday morning. When he needed to be packing.

 

What my 6 year old has been saying about my pregnancy

  1. Mom, did you know that when women are pregnant their bottoms grow too?
  2. Mom, are you sure you can sit on that chair? It might break because you’ve gotten bigger.
  3. Mom, did you know you moan every time you sit down in the car?

 

What my 3 year old has been saying when he and I are alone in the car

  1. Mommy, is there a store for motorcycles that sells motorcycle gloves and motorcycle helmets? And when I’m big can I go there?

 

Also, I’m thankful for, in no particular order:

  • My new Audible obsession. (Just finished Amy Poehler’s book and now listening to Fierce Convictions by Karen Swallow Prior. I feel like I’m doubling my reading but also kind of cheating. And I LOVE that.)
  • The smart, interesting, passionate, kind women in my life. The ones who encourage me, and check in on me, and pray for me.
  • My newfound passion for my 10 pm bedtime
  • My grandfather, Pawpaw, who passed away 2 1/2 years ago and whose birthday was yesterday. He remains one of the best people I’ve ever known.
  • How much my first grader wanted to make a movie with his friends. And that he actually made one! (Of course, it pretty much just consisted of him and his friends running around the playground swinging lightsabers at each other. But I’m excited for his vision and his willingness to make it happen.)
  • That Parks and Recreation is back!
  • That Octonauts is on Netflix

 

What about you, dear reader? What are you thankful for this fine Tuesday?

 

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  • Birdie Cutair

    I am thankful for my 2 granddaughters from North Carolina finally making the trip up here to Maryland. It’s been 3 long years since I’ve seen them.

    • michaboyett

      Enjoy your time with them, Birdie! How wonderful.

  • Dena D Hobbs

    That my Son was feeling recovered enough from his virus that he went back to school today. For sunrises that bring promise of a new day.

  • Alise

    I’m thankful for blossoming friendships IRL. I have missed that over the past year, and it’s a joy to see that becoming a thing again.

    I’m thankful for an online community that can help me through a transition that I am still unable to talk about with some of those new IRL friends.

    In short, I’m thankful for people.

  • Jeniffer Sheriff Smith

    YES to Octonauts!! And Parks and Recreation!!

    I’m also thankful for the growing friendships among my girls. Seriously. It’s sweet and sometimes hairy and always amazing.

  • I am also a problem extrovert… When I most need people, I can’t ask them.
    Love this little list.
    I’m thankful for my little boy being so excited about Mummy’s new book that he wrote his own first book, fully illustrated, about a character he invented called Magic Man. He was pretty much entirely motivated by the promise of a ‘launch party’, which in Mummy’s case was steak and chips at home, and in the boy’s case was elderflower cordial drunk from a champagne glass after bedtime. (I think he thought if there was a party, there might be presents…)

    • michaboyett

      So sweet. Love that, Tanya.

  • I vote yes for any blog post that makes me think about being thankful! Thanks for bringing this back. Today I’m thankful that there hasn’t been any more new molar shrieking in my house today. Because that’s a thing now. Molar shrieks. Sigh.

    • michaboyett

      Molar shrieking sounds terrible. I’m thankful with you, Rachel!

  • Leah Davis

    I’m thankful that for the time being at least, my kids really like each other! I was almost angry when they woke me up before my alarm the other day, but then I realized the sound coming from their room was all three of them hysterically giggling in the top bunk bed. It might be cheesy, but that sound really is like beautiful music to me.

  • carameredith.com

    I’m thankful that you’ve found Audible! And I’m thankful for YOU – ba-bam.

  • michaboyett

    So fun to see these and hear your thankfuls again, friends. I’ve missed this little gathering! Thanks for sharing. xoxo.