For this week’s #FiveOnFriday, and in honour of Thanksgiving this weekend (or, for our American friends, just a plain ol’ regular weekend) we have decided to share five things that our kids seem to be thankful for that we are not. This is a grumpy way to discuss Thanksgiving, we realize, but we ARE thankful for so much, as evidenced by this Thanksgiving post from last year, and this, Jac’s most recent post on watching her daughter grow up. So I think we’ve earned a bit of grumpiness. Be grumpy with us, won’t you? If you think of anything that fits the category, add it in the comments! We love reading what you have to say.
1. Their stuffies. Their hundreds … of thousands … of stuffies. Stuffies in the closet. Stuffies under the bed. Stuffies piled on the bed leaving little to no room for the child whose bed it is. Stuffies in the family room. Stuffies in the bathroom. Stuffies on the kitchen table, the kitchen counter. Stuffies all up in my biznaz, yo.
2. The Mer-pup episode of Paw Patrol. And they seem really very thankful for it, which explains why they want to watch it every single day.
3. Trips to the grocery store. The grocery store to them is a magical place, full of cookies that their mom just might buy for them if they make their eyes moist and doe-like enough. To me it is a horrible, fluorescent-lit death cavern.
4. Instant Oatmeal in the little packages. They LOVE those little packages of sugary breakfast sweetness. I, on the other hand, do not like hearing, “I’m still hungry; can I have more oatmeal?” over and over. And I really don’t like hearing “I don’t like that kind, it tastes weird” when I try to make an actual pot of oatmeal with heaps of brown sugar.
5. People who offer them candy, and THEN ask me if it’s okay. This goes along with the grocery store one. Keep your dusty lollipop in your apron, please, cashier. Thank you.
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Paula: Product Junkie
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