Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thankfulness and Turkeys (of the googly eyed variety)

I had a
"Hope you know, I had a hard time"
kinda day yesterday.

At the end of a very long day,
we still had one more obligation to meet.
I yelled at the kids to get in the car,
(there is no other way to say it)
get downstairs and my almost 2 year old announces,
"I poopy, Mom"


So I rifle through the stow-and-go
and find a diaper and wipes
(at least one thing went right)
so that I don't have to haul us both back upstairs.

I begrudgingly change her diaper,
pull her shorts back on,
put her in her car seat, try to grab her seat belt,
where I find that she has buckled her buckles.
I loathe that.
Loathe it.
Just one more step to do while juggling an arm full of something.

I say, "Isabella! Please don't buckle your seatbelt unless you're in your seat."
I want to scream.
But I refrain.
(hey, one thing I did right today)

She looks at me and says,
"Sworry, mom."
And my heart melts.
And I breathe.
And I give her a kiss and tell her I love her so much.

So, on this first Thursday of Thanksgiving month,
I'm thankful for an almost 2 year old
(going on 15)
"sworry, mom"
and an almost 5 year old
telling me,
"Don't worry mom, everyone loves the food you cook."

I needed those words.
I need these kids.
To the moon and back.
Forever and ever.
To infinity and beyond.


And because this post is far too HEAVY,
how about some googly eyed turkeys to lighten the mood!
Linking up HERE.

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emilyc @ Sew Super Sweet said...

I love the line "I need these kids" because I feel the same way. Even when they are the cause of my frustration, one glance, smile, hug or kiss from them makes it all go away. Here's to a better day today!

Anonymous said...

Don't you love it when you think you can't take any more and then your kids say something that makes you realize its all going to be okay? :)
LOVE those turkeys!! So cute! Wish my little girl had hair!

Jaime said...

It's a wonder you're not screaming every day. LOL Love ya!!

heidi said...

I have to say, its nice to know that that wonderwoman has bad days too. ;-)
hope you have a better day today!

Vivian said...

I have had those days. It's just when we are at our lowest that someone (usually the kids) help bring us up from those lows.
Love you lots and if you ever need some time away, just let me know and I'll come over.

Melissa said...

Thanks for posting that video...I needed it more then ever today!

Brandi said...

OMGosh those are so cute! I love them! :)

Beth Stone said...

How cute! What a great idea...

Janet said...

Your turkeys are so fun!

Lorie said...

Those turkeys are so cute!

They are fun clips, but they would make really fun napkin rings for the kids table!!!

Anonymous said...

Beyond adorable! Wish I had a little girl to make some for! Thanks for linking to Weekend Wander. Hope to see you again next week!


Beth Adams said...

Love the Turkeys! So cute.

Tina said...

super cute turkeys - how cute would these be in a little girls hair...found you via making the world cuter #279...


Anonymous said...

I've never seen a ribbon turkey before (with googly eyes, no less) and I love it! Really cute.

Anonymous said...

I've had those days too! And it's so true... nothing like unconditional love, huh? I just wanted to let you know that I featured your cute little turkeys over at While He Was Napping. Thanks for linking. Come grab a featured button if you'd like.


AllieMakes! said...

Ok, I just LOVE these! I will be making these little guys for my little bug!
I do hope you come link this up to my weekly Thursday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!

Candace said...

So cute! And I love your polka dot blog. I'm doing a Thanksgiving Linky Party you should link it up to-


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