I'm thankful for lots of things. There's the obvious ones, like good health, my loving husband, happy kids, a warm home... all very important stuff and ones that I do my very best not to take for granted for even a second.
But then I'm also thankful for the ridiculous things in life. Things like my non-napping 2-year-old who, after getting chucked into her room on time-out for flushing a cheerleading pom pom down the toilet, decided to fall asleep for the first time in ages.
Yes, she fell asleep in a tiny little box... but whatever, she still took a nap, which is a miracle, as far as I'm concerned. That nap gave me a whole 20 minutes of Annelie-free time, which is pretty darned rare.
And yeah, okay, the wretched little beast flushed a cheerleading pom pom down the toilet, but isn't she so darned adorable tucked up inside that little box? Thanks a lot for making me smile, kid of mine.
That funky little 2-year-old never fails to crack me up and remind me to enjoy the ridiculous things in life. Life is short and should be enjoyed. Always. Take a minute to look around, admire your kid's goofy grins and the silly way they dress themselves, their scribble-scrabble artwork and their annoying way of wanting only hot dogs for dinner.
Go on... enjoy the ridiculous things, and don't forget to be thankful for them this holiday season!
PS, I just gotta give my hubby credit for finding Annelie in the box and snapping a photo. Thanks, Hon!