a moment of gratitude

11.10.2012


I really do take a minute or two every day to revel in my luck.  I am thankful for the things that I have.  I am thankful for this life that I am living.

1. I am thankful that my daughter is just like me.  I know we're going to have a rough decade through puberty BUT I understand her.  I feel her frustrations.  I know what she needs- even if its just time to be pissed.

2.  I am thankful my anti-princess tactics (read more here) are at least sort of, kind of working.  Yesterday she was playing at the indoor park and two older girls came in.
Eva: "Hi!  I'm Eva".
Girls: "Oh, you're so cute.  Do you want to play with us?"
Eva: "Yeah!"
Girls: "Ok, we can play princess.  You can be the princess..."
Eva: "No, I am not a princess.  I'm a pirate!"

3.  I am thankful I am growing into a beluga whale.  It means my sweet baby boy is growing....  I am thankful I am growing into a beluga whale.  It means my sweet baby boy is growing...  I am thankful I am growing into a beluga whale.  It means my sweet baby boy is growing....  (this one takes a little work to talk myself into)  


15 comments:

  1. Haha! A beluga whale is a great thing:) (when preggo)! Love her little pirate comment- cute!!

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  2. I am not a princess. I'm a pirate!! Your daughter is amazeballs.
    xo

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  3. Your daughter is awesome!! That is most definitely something I would have said as a kid, ok maybe as an adult too. :)

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  4. Beluga whales are pretty cool creatures :-) Would you write a post about your anti-princess tactics?

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  5. Oh yeah...I am having one of those days where it's tough to be a mom and I am so glad I read your post. I AM grateful. Sometimes we just need to be reminded of that.

    and with that...big relieving sigh and I fell better!

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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  6. I love that she wanted to be a pirate! That is awesome!

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  7. I'm clicking over to the princess post pronto! I am terrified of my daughter going this route!

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  8. Love it! Kids with a little spunk are the best. And growing a beautiful healthy baby is something to be very grateful for. Believe it or not, you will miss it one day :)
    I would love for you to share this post with my readers at the Sunday Gratitude Link Up.

    http://adventuresofasemperfifamily.blogspot.com/2012/11/sunday-gratitude-link-up-4.html

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  9. You're daughter it cute! I think mine might turn out like that too. She is WAY more into the trains and cars her brother plays with than any girl toy. :) I'm glad to her your little boy is growing! That is great news!!!!!

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  10. Hi there, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  11. I love the stories you tell about your daughter. It makes me want a girl :) Enjoy the rest of your long weekend!
    http://www.randomthoughtsandfeelings1.blogspot.com

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  12. Aww I love that she said she wanted to be a pirate!! Ps I saw your pick on Pinky's blog and you looked sexy! Yes, I said it..you are SEXY even pregnant!

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  13. Prettiest "beluga whale" I've ever seen. <3

    Happy Thursday!

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