Today I am thankful for :
Random sharpie artwork on floors, ceilings and furniture
Early morning wake ups (and late night, and any other time I am trying to sleep)
Not being able to make 4 different school lunches without at least one complaint.
Nonstop talking and questions before I can get through my first cup of coffee
A bathtub full of toys
Not being able to pee, shower or dress in private
Hours of homework help
Boy Bands, Taylor Swift and Tween Music
Cooking for what seems to be like a small army, all with different likes and dislikes
Sitting through hours of theater performances and soccer games
Naked kids that refuse to wear clothes
Broken windows, furniture and doors
Forgoing any enjoyable music for Disney Pandora and Kids Bop
Having to escort a child to the bathroom, just when my dinner arrives at a restaurant
Piles and Piles of laundry that never ends
Are we there yet?
Throwing 5 Birthday parties within 3 months
snot, vomit and pee
Hours of being stuck in the car, taxing kids to soccer, dance and theater
The words MINE! I didn’t do it! and the famous Not Me!
5am weekend wake-ups, yet having to force them out of bed at 7a on school days
10 minute intervals of potty stops while on long trips
Five kids screaming at once!
For all this I am thankful. Because one day my children will be grown, moved out, and I know that I will miss this, and long for these memories!