I feel like last year my 30 Days of Thanks posts were a lot more serious- the kids, my niece, friends, parents, in-laws. I covered all my bases. And clearly this year I’m still thankful for all those things- but it’s the little things that are capturing me the most this year. Tonight was full of those little things that all equal up to a perfect night:
> Scorch is learning basic addition and subtraction, so tonight’s car ride was full of me calling out equations for him. That’s all good and well, but the best part was when the Bean would randomly yell out numbers that, more often or not, were correct. I know she was just calling out random numbers, but every time she got a question right, we all laughed like loons.
> The kiddos and I had dinner out tonight after a crazy evening of running around. They were perfectly well behaved, ate well and kept 95% of their conversation appropriate for public places (meaning: they kept their poop jokes to a minimum). That’s a win in my book.
> I still have 76 Christmas cards to write out- that fact is really, really depressing. But the fact that I have 100+ people to send cards to makes my heart happy. I tried to cut down on the list this year, but I just couldn’t. We are a very lucky family.
> Christmas carols. Yes, I know it’s early. Yes, I know I’m supposed to be disdainful of all this holiday cheer in November. But damn it, I’m hooked. It’s all we listen to now and I’m so in the holiday mood now.
> I have one more work day and then I’m off until next week. I love my job, but I love my vacation time even more.