Today I am thankful for:
- My husband: he is probably the most helpful guy I've ever met. He does so much for me that it makes me feel lazy. His love is unconditional and he tells me about 50 times a day. He almost makes me believe that I'm beautiful, but he is the beautiful one on the inside and out. He has never hesitated in his love for my children and he is one of the best dads I've ever seen. This guy of mine, he is not afraid to do "girly" housework because he understands that we are a team and therefore should function as one. He likes my cooking, he laughs at my jokes and although there are days that I would like to punch him in every place that it hurts, I wouldn't trade him for any other man on the planet!
- My kids: first of all, I have never seen a group of such good looking kids! I have been known to say that obviously I can't create an ugly child. I must have adorable oozing out my gene pool. And of course they drive me nuts from time to time (who doesn't), but I do think they are pretty awesome. A is so sweet to me when she wants to be and makes it clear that I am the center of her universe (unless she is). She shows me unconditional love and reminds me so much of myself that I worry what the teenage years hold. L is adorable in his innocence and sweetness. He's so happy-go-lucky and says the most random off the wall things. He is very loving and affectionate and it's a rare day when he shows his temper. He does things like rinse his dishes in the sink and change the toilet paper roll. And of course, Baby H... although he doesn't do much right now, he's still a great baby! His smile melts my heart, he is clearly on his way to genius and each day he does something that is so cute it reminds me of what a great family I have and how blessed I am.
- My parents: although he grumbles about it immensely, my dad has been known to loan me a buck or two here and there when I am in dire need. Of course I pay him back, but sometimes it may take me awhile. My parents are always there to babysit even when I think we've worn out our welcome. When I started the semester at work and realized the first day that the daycare was a nightmare, they quickly made it possible to alleviate some of my worries while I looked for a new option. And of course I recently mentioned all the great things my mom does for me such as provide great friendship, listen to me complain and gossip with me like we are old biddies in a beauty parlor.
- The regulars: my health, having a roof over my head, a job that I love, the ability to have been in college for the majority of 12 years, food, friends, certain luxuries like a car, televisions, phones, blah blah and a partridge and a pear tree.