Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Collaborative Thankful List

I had other plans this morning.  Not very interesting plans, mind you, but different ones.  They involved things like swimming and buying eggs.

But Quinn has a cough.  No fever, nothing scary, but we want to give him some extra time to be warm under covers and rest up before all the guests arrive for Thanksgiving.  I'm not entirely sure how many people will be here.  I extended invitations to friends with indeterminate plans because I believe in always making extra space at the table, particularly on a day like Thanksgiving, but we don't know if anyone is taking us up on it or not.

In any case, I have a moment to write snuggled up here with my wheezing boy.  He's agreed to help me make a list of what we are thankful for.   (You can decide for yourselves who suggested what.)

We are thankful for:

•  Grandma
•  eggnog
•  the dog not biting anyone lately
•  our home
Our cute, tiny tree before it lost its leaves
•  our new tiny tree (that a friend planted for us and then replanted it in a different spot when we didn't like the first spot)
•  friends who still like us even after we ask them to replant trees
•  Mold-A-Ramas
•  you
•  shoes
•  touching the toad and touching the frog
•  Aden and Mona
•  music
•  nice teachers
•  daddy
•  stars
•  the cottage
•  warm bed

A good list!  Quinn just decided to go curl up in his own room for a bit, and I should probably clean something before going to work.  If I don't have time to post again before the holiday, Happy Thanksgiving!  May you also have the good fortunate to touch the toad and touch the frog.


  1. Should the opportunity to touch a toad and touch a frog present itself, I shall do my best to be thankful for it!

    Happy Thanksgiving, what a great list and I'm glad you got some extra snuggle time, hope Quinn feels better soon!

  2. Amazing! This exactly matches my list!

  3. Funny, I too am thankful for touching toads and frogs! No, seriously! We have an abundance of them around our house and I love that we can explore them. :o)

    Great list, Quinn!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Kory!

    1. Quinn's class has a whole bunch of animals, and among the jobs the kids get assigned each day is feeding the lizard and caring for the toad. When Quinn was on toad duty he was very excited because he told me only the person with that job was allowed to touch the toad. He'd been waiting weeks for his turn to touch the toad. Apparently it went about how he thought it would.

    2. We have toads in the garden, and I've accidentally touched a toad. A little startling (for both of us), but not too bad.

  4. Stars. And eggnog. Oh my yes. Hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving.

    1. We did! Probably the best one yet. Hope yours was, too.