Christmas is over and the kids are in bed. The hubby is for that matter too! I sit here listening to Pandora on my new Blue tooth Wireless speaker feeling content and Thankful. Sometimes the best medicine is time with family and that’s what we got! So my list starts there.
Family – First beginning with Christmas Eve with the kiddos, I love baking with them. Who am I kidding I baked and they decorated and ate. Then it was Christmas at my parents. I do not see them often enough so it was nice to just relax at their house. Next was Christmas at the in-laws.
Vacation Days – The fact that I have enough vacation days left over to take almost the entire week of Christmas is awesome! Some much-needed family time to rejuvenate and return to work on Monday!
Watching my kids enjoy simple things. Who would have thought the kids favorite gift from nana would be a tube of 99 cent bubbles!
A gift from my Husband – I know it’s a material item but I am loving this speaker that allows me to play music from my phone and it sounds like a radio! There have been times where m husband who is a poor planner has not given me anything due to well his poor planning I guess. It was nice to know that he had thought of me as so much of our lives and relationship is and has become about the kids for obvious reasons.
We did not have the flu this Christmas – For two years in a row and despite getting the flu vaccine this house had been stricken with the flu right before Christmas. The year before last all five of us had it including my son who was two months old at the time! It was awful! So this year, thankfully we did not have the flu. Some minor sinus stuff but hey, we van definitely manage that!
Quiet time – Right now the house is quiet and this moment right here is what keeps me going when the chaos hits at 6am. Being a mom to three kids age 7 and under is stressful and hard. There is never any alone time, not even to take a shower so for someone who craves alone time, that is a lot to handle.
We didn’t kill Santa – Santa was almost ruined for 5yo this year as she walked in on us wrapping presents on Christmas Eve, Thankfully she forgot about it the next morning when she opened her gifts! Oh and the mother in law wrote from Santa mom on some of my gifts and 7yo asked me why she wrote that, I just told her that nana was being silly and she dropped the subject. I need to remind nana that a certain someone can read now.
Nice weather – I live near a beach so that means it’s flip-flops all year round! It was actually hot on Christmas but today it was perfect! nice cool weather but not too cool!
My 7yo love of reading – She loves to read and has even walked in to school with her nose in a book before, so naturally we got her some chapter books to read for Christmas! we even got her a book light to read in the dark and she loves it. The last two nights we have read the Critter Club and she has asked for more of those books. There is just something so special about reading to your children and I love every minute of it!
Kindness – my oldest suddenly asked me who gives presents to Santa one day and I said Mrs. Claus I guess. Being the sweetheart that she is, she decided to make a gift for Santa. It sat next to his milk and cookies and a sense of pride came over me. Maybe I am not screwing up my kids after all!
So there it is! Ten things of thankful Holiday edition. Enjoy your week, hold each other close and until the next year comes remember to give Thanks!