Gratitude, Day 5

What a lovely, laid-back family Sunday.


Here are my 3 things to be grateful for today:


1.  Music.  More specifically, U2.  We were on the way to my folks for lunch today and had ‘With or without you’ playing in the car.  The kids went very quiet.  I don’t know whether it was because they love Bono as much as I do (I’m hoping!), the way hubby and I were bopping our heads in unison or my absolutely dreadful singing.  I love music and there is usually a radio or a CD playing in our house.  Admittedly, it’s usually children’s music these days, but still.  There are many, many memories and emotions linked to songs!


2.  Afternoon naps.  Nothing, I repeat, nothing is more special than a nap on a Sunday.  Knowing I have an hour of peace and quiet and I promise myself that I’ll read my book, but when my head hits that cool pillow and I snuggle in I’m gone, until hubby comes to wake me up for his turn.  At least today, during my turn to be awake, I could convince Daniel to cuddle on the couch and watch a movie so I could read my book with him nestled firmly under my arm.  Bliss.


3.  The absolute cuteness of our children.  Sometimes when I look at them I feel like the wind is knocked from me by the overwhelming love I feel.  I want to hold them and keep them and kiss them.  I want to inhale the smell of them and remember it forever.  I want to imprint their facial expressions and mannerisms and remember how much I love them so that I don’t disown them when they are teenagers one day and hate my guts.  (And I probably hate theirs)


May everyone have a fantastic week!

12 thoughts on “Gratitude, Day 5”

  1. Inhaling their smell – I often think this is a wonderful time as well. I wish we could preserve it like you can moments on a video.
    Yay for the book reading 🙂
    And yay for U2!

  2. OMW – so with you on the U2 moment. love them and I also ‘sing’ along at the top of my scary voice! Would hate to know what I sound like to other drivers!!!

  3. I’m with you on music and the very cute children we managed to have, but try as I might, I do not seem to have the ability to fall asleep during daytime.

  4. Tania, you are an inspiration! I love your topic for the month, although my little one had a very bad tummy yesterday, and inhaling the smell was so not on the cards for this mommy! I am totally going to follow your blog and you got my vote for sure babe!

  5. It’s hard work 🙂 I worked shifts for many years, so am literally able to sleep and re-charge for 15 minutes. It’s one of my many (snort) talents.

  6. Now it’s in my head for the day. Love that song! “And you give yourself away, And you give, And you give …”

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