Linking up to Thankful Thursday at Kate Says Stuff.
This week I'm thankful for stuff I never expected to be thankful for:
~ having to get up at 6.30 in the morning to get my children ready for their day.
~ having to be organised the night before so their clothes are laid out and the kitchen is clean and tidy and ready to serve breakfast in.
~ having to walk the boys to school and walk to pick them up afterwards.
~ having to prepare dinner in the middle of the day so I only need to throw it together just before dinner time when we're all tired.
~ being the only person on call when the school nurse calls on Friday for me to pick up my six year old with a gash to his eyelid and again on Monday when it's my 12 year old's turn with a gash on his chin.
~ needing to be in bed by 11pm so I can get up in the morning despite being a nightowl by nature.
~ having to be the one who runs all the daily errands with my toddler in tow.
~ I'm thankful that my husband was made redundant 2.5 years ago and has not been able to get work in his previous field again. I am thankful because it has changed how I view all those things I used tobresent having to do (all the items listed above) so, now that he has work placement in preparation for his new career I'm thankful that I'm needed to do all those things because he can't. It means he'll be in paid work soon and we may be able to stop living week to week!