Lesson in Appreciation

My happy faceAt Blogging ‘Bout Boys this week, Jennifer Fink teaches a lesson in appreciation and then applies it to herself, listing 10 things she likes about her boys. I like that. And during those stir crazy summer days there are likely to be times when I’ll need to refer to such a list. So here’s mine.

10 Things I Like About My Kids

1. They are playful and give me reasons to be. There is great joy in bubbles and bike rides even in your 30s.

2. They are adventurous and brave. “You want to climb that mountain? Do I think rattlesnakes will be a problem?”

3. They are a great excuse to make chocolate chip cookies or brownies or snow cones or smoothies.

4. They take very good care of each other. I think I heard this phrase five times yesterday, “Oooh, are you OK?

5. They inspire me to be better and do better.

6. Because of them I have holes in my jeans that I didn’t have to pay designer prices for.

7. They love beans and rice with red chile for dinner.

8. They introduce me to great books: Skippyjon Jones, American Girl Mysteries, A Long Way From Chicago.

9. They love the books I loved as a kid: The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Hop on Pop, Little House on the Prairie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

10. They make me feel every emotion — from tender love to fiery anger — intensely. They make me feel alive.

What do you like about the kids in your life?

Photo credit: Oswaldo Ordóñez (flickr.com)

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3 Responses to Lesson in Appreciation

  1. Jenn says:

    I love this list, Melissa! I had my niece with me this past week and kept thinking about the things I like about her (and my nephew). Although it’s different for me, not being their parent, it was still a nice thing to think about and consider as she was with me.

  2. Melissa Sais says:

    Thanks, Jenn. It think it’s always good to take a serious look at the people in our lives and really think about them.

  3. I love your list — esp. the “excuse to make chocolate chip cookies” and “books I love” part. I loved reading Harry Potter, but I think I loved reading the series aloud (yes, the series!) to my boys even more.

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