Thankful Tuesday: When your kid is proud of you.

  • Small things that I’m finding in my daily life: pleasant elderly people out for afternoon walks, people at parks who smile and say hello, the squirrel we made friends with on our picnic yesterday.
  • Brooksie’s new scary monster sound
  • This conversation I overheard between my boys Saturday: 

August: Hi cuckoo Brooksie. (August is very into the word “cuckoo”)
Brooks: Hi cuckoo Augie. [Long pause] Hi cuckoo bwoder. (I just can’t handle the sweetness.)

  • Passing a near stranger on the sidewalk whose face I recognized from church, stopping and introducing myself, and finding community in that thirty second window, before she was off to her kid’s piano lesson and I was off to pick mine up from school.
  • For friends who will sit outside with my sleeping toddler in the stroller, while I run my oldest into school.
  • For a Monday night “date night” at home with my husband before he is off for the east coast.
  • A run (by myself!) Sunday afternoon.
  • The way practicing Sabbath is opening up so much time to read aloud to August.
  • August and I made it to school early yesterday with his brother asleep in the stroller. So we spent ten minutes together at the park next door, where one of the biggest spider web rope climbing things (what are you supposed to call those things?) stands bold in the middle of the playground. He has climbed to the top of a couple of those spider webs, but the one by his school is crazy tall. He assures me he’ll be ready when he’s in first grade. But yesterday, he really wanted me to try it. The park was fairly empty. I had on running pants and sneakers. I figured if I don’t do it now, when will I? So I climbed up that fifteen foot rope structure and turned to look down at my little boy, who had never beamed so big for me. “I’m so proud of you, Mommy!” he shouted from below. And when I climbed down, he ran to hug me. “You did a great job!” he said. I’m grateful I’m raising a generous boy who knows how to make his mom feel like a champ.
  • For the hundred small little ways San Francisco is feeling like home.
What about you? Link up in the comments with your own list!

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  • I’m thankful for a friend who calls and leaves a message on a Monday afternoon just to tell me I was on her mind. It was a kiss of grace on a difficult day in a difficult season. Love you!

    • michaboyett

      So happy to hear that, lady. Hope there are more moments of grace for you today. (Love you too.)

  • Thankful for my sister-& thankful for having her so nearby.

    Thankful for Ray Bradbury (reading Dandelion Wine for a book club-never read it before-different from his other stuff, but still Bradbury!).

    Trying hard to be thankful for the mobility I do have, for everything I do have.

    • michaboyett

      E, you are one of the most positive people I’ve ever known. Sending out a prayer that thankfulness will keep coming for you…that your chest will burst with all the good things in your life. Love you, dear.

  • Jeannie

    So sweet! It really doesn’t take much to make our kids think we’re awesome. WARNING: Results may vary. Child must be under 6 for parental awesomeness to be assured.

    I love the “cuckoo” thing, too! So much better than “poopy” (trust me, I know).


    • michaboyett

      Yes, I also know all about “poopy face” as well. I’m not thankful for poopy, only for cuckoo. : ) And I’m also trying to soak up the mommy-love before it goes underground for the next fifteen years. So glad you linked up, Jeannie!

  • Today I am thankful for coffee and piece of quiet and the last of the sunshine before the rains come again… 🙂

    • michaboyett

      Hope you’re soaking up the sunshine, Dawn. Enjoy.

  • I’m so thankful that San Francisco is starting to feel like home! That’s a really big deal.

  • Thankful for you, friend (among other things). And finally linking up: http://carameredith.com/2013/03/05/hwy-1-tofu-curry-sliding-doors-thankful-tuesday/