{Thankful} What is This Homeschool Mom Thankful for?

Have you seen all the thankfulness posts blowing up your Facebook feed?  I have!  People are thankful for their families, their homes, their jobs, and even their pets.  Every time I check Facebook I see another one.  Well, I didn’t participate and list all the things I have to be thankful for.  I would have a really long list if I tried.  So instead, I thought I would just share a very abbreviated list of some of the offbeat things that I’m thankful for.  

What is this homeschool mom thankful for?

  • Uninterrupted bathroom breaks – oh those are so very rare!
  • Fuzzy socks for those chilly mornings
  • Robes with pockets so I can carry around pencils, tape, scissors, and crayons
  • Meals that make enough leftovers for lunch the next day
  • Curriculum that is somewhat scripted for those days when I’ve left my brain in bed
  • The secret stash of chocolate chips (that are just for me) hiding on the high shelf in my pantry 
  • Retail therapy at Rainbow Resource Center
  • All the fun and thoughtful comments on my blog
  • Curricula sales
  • Washable paints
  • “Educational” DVD’s and computer programs
  • Audio books
  • The times my hubby gives me to lesson plan and catch up on school things
  • The rare times when all of my children are napping at the same time
  • Baby gates
  • Bubble baths
  • Adult conversation 
  • My one child who can read on her own – I can’t wait to have more of those
  • Paper plates
  • The days that I can sneak off to bed early
  • Silence – the real kind that you can trust, not the kind when your toddler is destroying the house
  • E-books that I can print and print and print
  • Yoga pants
  • Bean bag chairs
  • Books
  • Books
  • Books (yes, I’m really thankful for that one……)
  • Mechanical pencils – pencil shavings, no thank you!
  • Binders with pretty covers
  • Protein shakes – or I might never get to eat!
  • Children who are potty trained
  • An abacus – mommy needs math help sometimes too
  • Quick freezer meals
  • Work out DVD’s – who has time to drive to the gym?
  • A structured school schedule that actually works
  • Late night pizza dates with my hubby
  • Dry erase boards with markers in every color of the rainbow
  • Hydrogen peroxide – that stuff will take ANYTHING out of anything!
  • Art DVD’s – break time for me!
  • My minivan – hello cup holders 
  • The UPS guy – bring me curriculum!
  • Being able to overhear all the lovely preschool and toddler conversations at my house
  • The ability to learn alongside my children

But most of all I’m thankful for all the time that I get to spend with my family – we make memories, I can disciple their hearts, we can snuggle and read, we can play, and we can just BE together.  I love this time and know that I can never get it back! 

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