Thankful Thursday

The things I’m thankful for today come easily.

I’m thankful for Nick’s new daycare centre. I’m thankful that after the agonising decision to switch daycares, the awful feeling in the pit of my stomach at the thought of putting my son through such a big change, he fit.right.in. Right away. There have been no tears, no hiding, no tugging on my clothing to be picked up, no reaching for me and crying my name. I’m just amazed. This is only his second day, but already I am so grateful that I pursued this and we made the decision to do it. I’m even thankful for everyone who told me he would be fine, even though I didn’t believe them. Why don’t we listen to people when they tell us something like that? Do you know when I went to pick him up yesterday he didn’t want to go home? He made me wait 30 minutes while he played before we could leave.

I’m thankful for my friend’s dad, who gave me the opportunity to earn some extra cash. Granted, it wasn’t how I’d like to do it – I am NOT cut out for telemarketing. I had a hard enough time calling these people just to get a license plate number. There’s no way I could be pushy and try to sell something to anyone over the phone. Regardless, I’m half way through these calls, and that’s a nice small chunk of change that will help with either Christmas, or me finally getting to go to the Australian Open in January. If I can get the other half to actually return my call or text message, I’d be laughing. Hopefully next week I can say, “I’m thankful all that calling is done!”

I’m thankful for my mum. A friend of mine lost her mum this week, and I hope it’s a very long time before I have to know what that feels like. She’s a pretty great mum, not to mention a great nanna who loves spending time with her grandson (aka, babysitting).

I’m thankful a friend of mine has agreed to let me take pix of her two week old son this afternoon. I can’t wait to meet him and have baby cuddles, and hopefully get a few shots that his mama and dada will cherish for years to come.

I’m thankful we live in a complex with 2 pools. Nick and I have been in the pool the last 2 afternoons in a row, and it’s been great. Maybe I’ll get down there today while he’s at kindy and swim a few laps on my own even.

Why don’t you head on over to Kate Says Stuff and share what you’re thankful for? It might seem hard sometimes, but even being thankful for the Simple Things will brighten your day.

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12 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday

    • I’m sure your little girl will do just fine. There is an adjustment period for most kids, but they do so much and have so much fun, hopefully she settles in quickly. I’m past the half way mark with the calls now, so getting there slowly.

  1. What a relief that Nick slotted right in! That certainly would have been stressful for you in the lead up.
    I’m grateful for my mum too, so many of my peers are losing their parents – they are so young!

    • The lead up was awful, but yet again, spent all that time being in an anxious worry that was completely unnecessary. I do that far too often! I lost my dad last year, and it was a shock, only 61 years old. It’s scary to only have one parent left and yes, I know way too many people losing their parents young. Much younger, it seems, than previous generations did, but I could be way off on that statement.

    • I can’t bare to think about it, either. It’s awful. We’re never too old to need our mums. Hope our kids are the same 😉

    • Funny how we need our mums even more when we become mums ourselves! If only we appreciated them as much when we were teens hahaha

  2. So glad your son settled in well – I had huge issues with my daughter settling into kindergarten this year but we finally got there – it is such a relief to know that you have made the right choice and that your child is happy and content!

    • It is so hard – not sure who it is harder on though, them or us. The previous place he was at he cried every morning for 2 years but as soon as I left he was fine. I thought that was normal. This whole going to school and not crying thing is great!

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