Friday, November 19, 2010

Season of Thanksgiving -- 4

Today my thoughts go to how grateful I am that I am able to stay home with the boys. What an honor and privilege it is to spend my days with them. I love that I get to experience first hand all those first time milestones. Now I won't lie...there are those days when I wish I was in a cubicle, by myself...but most of the time I find complete joy in being home.

--thankful for the time that I have with each of boys. Love that I have that one-on-one time with each of them....mornings with Grant and nap time with Seth.
--thankful that I don't have to make last minute plans when one of them wakes up sick.
--thankful that the boys get the comfort of their own home
--thankful for the lunchtime conversations
--thankful that on those cloudy, rainy afternoons we can just play games
--thankful for the picnics and play dates on a warm sunny afternoon

But most of all...I am thankful that Andy puts in so many extra hours...working detention and tutoring after school and working at the pool during the that I can stay home. I thankful that we agree that keeping our boys at home is a priority for us. And if that means pinching pennies...that is a small price to pay.

I by NO means am criticizing those who aren't able to stay am just thankful that I can.


The Saunders Family said...

the memories will never be able to be wonderful that we are privileged to experience them with our kiddos each and every day.