Tuesday, November 26, 2013

What My Kids Are Thankful For

For my Finish the Sentence Friday post last week,  I shared some things for which I am thankful.  I also shared some quotes that reminded me to show gratitude more often - even this time of year when it seems a bit cliche.

For my Tuesday Ten this week, I decided to ask my kids to share what they are thankful for.  At first, I thought getting them to list ten each would be a stretch.  I was pleasantly surprised when they came up with ten (and then some) quite easily.  I was also impressed by the things they included.  I knew already that they are not particularly materialistic kids.  However, it was so wonderful to hear them affirm that they know what is really important in life! :-)

What My Kids Are Thankful For Right Now

Emily (age 6)
1.  Me! (meaning herself)
2. A loving family including mommy, daddy, sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins
3.  Life
4.  Food
5.  Home
6.  God
7.  Sophie (our dog)
8.  Friends
9.  Teachers
10.  Clothes
11.  The Earth
12.  A comfy bed
13.  Toys

Megan (age 8 -almost 9)
1.  A roof
2.  Mommy and Daddy
3.  Food
4.  God
5.  Nature
6.  Sophie
7.  That we have money so we can ride horses
8.  That I'm unique!
9.  That our grandparents live right behind us
10.  Teachers
11.  That we have a big yard to run around in and a trampoline
12.  Clothes
13.  A comfy bed
14.  Toys

Rachel (age 11)
1. Family
2.  Sophie
3.  A house
4.  Food
5.  Clean Water
6.  Friends
7.  The ability to go to school
8.  Nature
9.  The color blue
10.  Music

Happy Thanksgiving dear readers!!  I am so thankful for you and all the support you have shown me and this blog over the past several months!  I am taking a couple days this week to "unplug" and spend precious time with my family.  I will have a new post for you on Friday to tell you about a very special Mother of All Meltdowns holiday promotion!!

For now, I will leave you with a couple more quotes that spoke to me today!


The Dose of Reality said...

LOVE this idea, and I am totally doing it with my girls tomorrow! It gives you such a great glimpse into what they are thinking...the answers your kids gave are fantastic. I am pinning this post right now for inspiration! :)-Ashley

Janine Huldie said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy the time with your family this week!! :)

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

I'm sure they will give some amazing answers!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

Thanks, Janine!

Amber Day Hicks said...

This is so sweet!!! I hope you have a phenomenal Thanksgiving!!! Coffee soon?? XOXO!

Tamara Bowman said...

That is so awesome. I love to see their answers that are the same, and then the ways in which they think differently. I think Des would answer that he's thankful for his lambie and for waffles. Scarlet would have some deep answer, I believe! (or she'd answer gummi bears)

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

Thanks you, Amber! And, yes, coffee soon!

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

Well, lambie, waffles, and gummy bears are certainly things to be thankful for! :-)

Kenya G. Johnson said...

Megan's #9 - such a blessing! Love it the entire thing. Enjoy you unplugged-ness.

Lisa @ The Golden Spoons said...

Thank you Kenya!

Robin Kramer | Pink Dryer Lint said...

Enjoy your unplugged days, Lisa! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Michelle Nahom said...

Oh this is such a good idea! I might have to make my kids try it! I absolutely love it!

Nicole R - Writer said...

This is wonderful. I bet Sophie is thankful to have the kids.

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