With my kids successfully out of elementary school, yes, of course, there are lots of things I miss (cuddles and a day without eye rolling top the list). On the other hand, there are lots of things I don’t. So in the “let’s count my blessings” Turkey Day spirit, I present:
“Some Things I Am Thankful I Will Never Ever Have to Do Again”
1.Divide two moms, one non-driving babysitter, a nanny with a brand new license, three car seats, and six kids into a five-day-a-week carpool rotation. (Did I mention that I am a mathaphobe who breaks out into a cold sweat at the thought of anything involving numerals?)
2.Help my little scholar solve math problems about trains leaving stations at different times going different miles per hour (I’d sooner add the passengers into my carpool rotation).
3.Make a 9:30 PM run to the art supply store for must-have ingredients for the Medieval fortress project due the next day at 7 am.
4.Stay up past my bedtime “helping” my offspring assemble said fortress.
5.Transport said fortress to school the next morning in a rainstorm with gale-force winds.
6.Decide which kid to leave waiting for me in the rainstorm with the gale-force winds when soccer practice and play rehearsal end at the exact same time on either end of town during rush hour.
7.Figure out a healthy snack to send into school that will actually satisfy the discerning palate of my future foodie.
8.Listen to my little scholar’s teacher muse aloud about the parenting fitness of those who send in “Froot By the Foot” as a healthy snack for their kids.
9.Single-handedly transform 62 empty coffee cans into authentic musical expression instruments (that would be drums to you and me) for Native American Day Feast.
10.Single-handedly consume the contents of said cans of coffee in order to pull an all-nighter on my assignment.
I know, I know. It does go too fast, and with it, all those delicious hugs and kisses. But hey, that’s why God invented dogs. In the meantime, Happy Thanksgiving!
PS: So what things are you thankful you’ve seen/will see the last of? I'd love to hear about them!