Thursday, May 14, 2009

Count Your Blessings

  • When the 'special' breakfast you made for your kids that took you 40 minutes to make turned out terrible ... at least we have food
  • When your children tackled and body slammed each other WWE style all morning while you tried to clean up from the 'special' breakfast ... they are both healthy and strong
  • When you cannot extract the library's DVD that is due today because the DVD player was knocked off the shelf the other day by "I don't know" ... your mother is the librarian who happened to check this out on her card and doesn't get charged the $1 per day late fee
  • When you suddenly have a shooting pain in your shoulder/neck and can barely turn your head ... you can at least barley turn it
  • When you have a huge knot on your shin from walking into the trash can and a nice bruise on your ankle from a 2 1/2 year old dropping his sippy cup on it ... you are now distracted from that pain by the pain in your shoulder/neck
  • When you are counting on Happy Meal toys to keep your kids quite while you get your hair cut ... they give you music CD's instead and not another piece of plastic (ok - who am I kidding ... we needed more plastic today)
  • When your 2 1/2 year old cries, whines, and tries to get out of the stroller while you get your hair cut ... the straps are still toddler proof
  • When nap time comes and neither want to go to bed ... they fall fast asleep ~


Alison Boon said...

So many blessings. Enjoy every moment they grow so very fast. Then you'll be counting your blessings that they are indeed still your babies

Carol said...


heather jane said...

Oh Boy. I know about *that* kind of day. I'm glad you feel blessed.

Paula said...

Oh Adrienne. I so remember those days. I love that your counting your blessings in the midst of chaos. They do. They grow so fast and soon you won't know how it happened that you no longer have bruises on your feet from little hands dropping toys on them. Cherish the now~

Michelle said...

Good for you for looking at the positives! Having my oldest gone this week has really made me long for the days when my kids were all underfoot all day long.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

What a day! Sweet crazy day. Just keep counting sweetie.

Terri said...

Wonderful Post thank you for sharing.

Rachel said...

Amen to that last one!