When I think about raising kind kids, I think about teaching them to be thankful. So, each night when my girls and I do our bedtime prayer, I tell them they have to thank God for at least one thing from that day. I'm lucky because they usually come up with a laundry list.
The day they’re not thankful for something is the day that I think I’m in trouble. Now that my older daughter has started her CCD classes, she’s getting a little more creative with her prayers and such. Just the other day she told her teacher she was thankful for “Target”…as in the store that I frequent at least twice a week! I would have loved to hear the teacher’s response to that one.
Here are some other things my girls have been thanking God for lately…some of them are a real hoot!
“Thank you God I had guacamole today.”
“Thank you God I had lots of sugar today.”
“Thank you God I’m buying lunch today.” (This one really made me laugh because I guess my homemade lunches aren’t cutting it!)
“Thank you God I had corn for dinner.”
“Thank you God for my wonderful mommy (Awww…). I’m never going to throw her away.” (Umm…thanks? That’s comforting.)
“Thank you God I had soccer today.”
“Thank you God I looked beautiful today.”
“Thank you God I went to Nuvita.”
“Thank you God I had pasta for lunch.”
“Thank you God I played with play-doh today.” (Mommy is not thankful for the mess you left behind, but I’m glad you were happy.)
“Thank you God I had cupcakes.”
“Thank you God I went to Kohl’s.”
And these are only the ones I remember! There are so many everyday things that we would never think to thank God for. But, my girls do! I can’t want to hear what they come up with next.
What’s the funniest thing your child has ever been grateful for?