Tuesday, March 8, 2011


I decided that I am going to try and purposefully identify things I am grateful for in my life everyday. Obviously I am EXTREEMELY grateful for my family but I am talking about the everyday little things in life.
Today I am grateful for food! Yes, food does sustain life and is very yummy, but today it kept me from losing my cool at Carter.
We have Wednesdays home together. Just the two of us. As much as I love my little munchican and the joy he brings, he can also be a challenge.
Carter is incredible strong-willed, impulsive, and charming! He knows how to push my buttons (I think he got that from his father), but he also knows how to make me laugh and can quickly change my mood from angry to happy (that trait must be from me).
Today he drove me a little nuts. I found him in the toilet with the door shut laughing away. he had locked the door so I had to go get the little spare key (crucial to have with Carter) and unlocked the door.
To my HORROR, there was water all over the floor, walls, and somehow the ceiling! I would have yelled, everypart of me wanted to, except I had a mouth full of food that I couldnt swallow before Carter turned around and said to me;
"All clean now!".

Later in the afternoon I sat down with a bowl of chicken salad and was eating my lunch when I looked into the kitchen and found Carter taking a bite out of all the pieces of fruit in the fruit bowl and then putting them back. Again, thanks to me having an abnormally large quantity of food in my mouth, I wasnt in any position to yell. When I swallowed I waiting a few seconds and asked;

"Young man what do you think you're doing?"

This innocent little face looked up and said;

"Where's nectarines?"

I think he was sampling all the fruit to try and find a nectarine-there were none even in the bowl!

So...today I am thankful for food. Cos it shut me up and made me unable to yell at my adorable little ratbag and gave him time to make me smile :-)


  1. Jo,I can't even picture you ever losing your cool-you have always been such a placid, patient soul. I bet Carter is grateful for food too, which gave him some time to redeem himself-what a cutie! xxx

  2. Ah believe me, Carter really knows how to push me to the edge. Its because he is so cheeky but cute at the same time xx

  3. Tarts! Ha ha...bless his little heart. He just wanted a nectarine! He's such a cutie. Thanks for sharing Jo.