Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Thankful Tuesdays: Go slow

Things have slowed down considerably now that I'm taking care of the little boy on my own, as the in-laws went home on Sunday.  Its impossible to rush, not when you have a toddler that retorts "I don't want to come on/hurry up!", when you try to ask him to move faster (this drives my mum nuts when she takes care of him!).  Being one month away from term also adds to the "slowness", and just yesterday I found it difficult to get up from sitting on the floor to chase the little boy at the library...

So its been the two of us, moving slowly along, his little hand in mine ("my hand disappeared into Mama's hand!  Where is it?").  The little boy with his little toddler steps, and me lumbering around with the belly.  And I give thanks for this slowing down, with its accompanying long reading sessions, of just hanging out together.

So this week, I'm thankful for:

:: Our God, who is our source of strength and help and hope and peace.

:: Quiet times in the morning before the boy wakes up.

:: Journey mercies as the hubby travels.  And friends that God throws into his path as he tries to familiarize himself with the place we are going to move to next year.

:: Helping hands from the in-laws last week, which gave me some time to rest up... as well as the time they could have playing with Junior J, flying kites and kicking balls and just having a whale of a time:

:: Easy snacks like muesli bars that fill the tummy on a busy day...

:: This smile:

Junior J's idea of a smile.  More a grimace really, but oh well!

:: Paint and artwork and general learning messes.

:: Poop for the past two days! (Yes, when you are a parent, your priorities change drastically.  Seeing poop in the potty for the past 2 days has made me ecstatic!)

What are you thankful for this week?


  1. I’m thankful for my mom and sis’s help with babysitting so hubs and I can go on our date night, enjoy an uninterrupted night of sleep and some alone time for myself. I’m also thankful for friends who listen to my woes and hubs who enlighten and help me to resolve some personal issues. I am feeling better and know which direction I shd go so I can take charge of my life. It has been an overwhelming journey since motherhood and marriage and I’m so glad I found out where my source of anger lies and how I can deal with it. Communicating our expectations for each other is really important.

  2. I am thankful that the 2 kids could play along most of the time these 2 days when it's school holiday for the sister. And yes, definitely thankful for the two movie sessions enjoyed together with them :)
    I am also thankful that the little man and lady are growing and maturing each day hence lesser tantrum. Little J will too so hang in there in the mean time.

  3. hahaha!!! that picture reminds me of my own toddler pictures and another cousins picture, where we had very funny ideas of what a smile was.

  4. I'm thankful for pockets of peace and quiet in the night when both toddler and babe are asleep...and for the granny who so willingly and lovingly takes care of the little one when I'm at work! Thanks for the reminder to be thankful! :)

  5. Yvonne: Hooray for date night and me time! And its great that you are feeling better, chin up, and hang in there!

    CE: Oh, I needed that reminder that the tantrums get better! Thanks!

  6. Evergreen: Oh yes! But at least it sure beats his deadpan expression last time, now at least he looks at the camera! ;)

    June: :) Its something I'm thankful for too.. when they are asleep and mummy can rest a little. Take care ok?



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