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"Be Thankful" Challenge Day 10

November 10th, 2013 7:24 PM by Wendy Thomas

Today, I'm thankful for the hearts and minds of children.  Let me explain. 

We've had a long weekend-- my cub scout and hubby camped out all weekend; my daughter was on a youth trip all weekend; and my youngest and I had the weekend to ourselves.  Today, everyone came home, but I was out showing houses all day.  I told the kids I would take them all to dinner tonight, to spend some time with them. But showing houses took longer than I thought, and with the need to get everyone ready for the day tomorrow, I canceled on them.  I did pick up Wendy's (lol) as a back up.  I know dinner out doesn't sound like that big of a deal, but to me, it's the fact that I sometimes have to let them down because work takes up more of my time than I plan.  But when I texted Reagan to tell her, they were all fine with it...  They didn't mind at all.

Long story short, sometimes the things that bother us most are in our heads. Or maybe kids know what's important, and as long as we have that time together, it doesn't matter whether it's at home or at a restaurant.  I am really hard on myself for not always being able to follow through on some minor things for the kids.  But I think we're harder on ourselves than our kids are. 

So I'm thankful that our children have large hearts. I'm thankful that in their minds, we're good parents, even though we don't always think we are.  And I'm thankful for the chance to start over daily and try again to meet and exceed their expectations of us as parents. 

What are YOU thankful for?

 

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Posted by Wendy Thomas on November 10th, 2013 7:24 PM

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