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One Mom's Gratitude List

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Guest bloggerMichelle Kemper Brownlow: It's that time of year -- the time to mention what I am thankful for. Some people keep a gratitude journal, and some people make lists or send notes. I'm a mom of three; I don't even have time to find a pen ... so I just tell anyone who will listen. Of course, if I'm out and about while doing so, I run the risk of being dubbed "that woman who talks to herself in Walmart." But if I don't put it out there right then, it will be forgotten by the next diaper change.

woman in grocery

Once you are a mom, your "thankful list" changes drastically. Health and happiness fall by the wayside ... we focus on the little things.The following is THIS mom's 2010 Thankful List.

I'm thankful that ...

• ... the bus was on time and no one was home sick.
• ... no one has to know I crawled back into bed before the bus left the curb.
• ... no child called 10 minutes later asking me to bring an instrument/lunch/homework to school/
• ... my socks only hit three sticky spots on the kitchen floor as I slogged to the coffee pot.
• ... the dog likes to lick the sticky spots.
• ... I have that one reserve pair of underwear at the bottom of the drawer on laundry day.
• ... I went six whole hours with no bodily fluids on my person.
• ... I'd actually had a shower when the UPS guy rang the doorbell.
• ... the greeter at Walmart told me my shirt was on backwards BEFORE I ran into the PTA president.
• ... when I went to the restroom to change my shirt around, the restroom didn't smell like [insert gross smell here].
• ... when I sneezed in the shampoo aisle and peed a little, I was wearing a pad.
• ... I have all of this and more to look forward to tomorrow ... sigh.

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5 comments so far | Post a comment now
???? November 14, 2010, 2:43 PM

Wasn’t this article posted last year? Seems like a repeat to me.

Li Hornyak March 27, 2011, 11:46 AM

Incredibly good piece of writing,I do think you have definitely assembled an internet site I must visit routinely. Great stuff.

Flossie Bagron March 29, 2011, 5:30 AM

Quality page,There’s no doubt that you have undoubtedly gained a web page I want to check back on continually. Thank you.

Julee Ludewig April 5, 2011, 11:16 AM

Lovely ideas, kudos to you for showing the initiative to come up with it

Peugeot April 10, 2011, 5:20 AM

I can’t say I completely agree, thanks are in order for showing the initiative to come up with it

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