Oh Boy Mom’s 2012 Thankful List

November 21, 2012 in Parenting

As Thanksgiving approaches, a plethora of “what I am thankful for” lists start appearing.  Here’s my own version of what I — the mom to three boys — am thankful for:

A clean toilet seat, or at least being smart enough to look down before I sit

A husband who likes to cook (actually I’m more than thankful; I’m grateful!)

A son who likes to shop

A son who likes to hug

A son who likes to talk

A dog who likes to cuddle

And now the list of what I — the wife, writer, tennis player and iced tea drinker — am thankful for:

Being married to my best friend, even if we sometimes fight like frenemies.

Girls Nights Out (and a husband who never complains about them).

My daily iced teas from Cosi or Dunkin Donuts. Thank you Megan for sneaking me free ones occasionally.

My weekly tennis clinics with my gal pals and being fortunate enough to play, even if it means an impressive credit card balance in return.

My laptop and having the freedom to follow my passion, and maybe someday I’ll actually make money doing it.

My fellow bloggers as well as my Bloppy Blogger group – thank you for supporting me and being loyal followers.

My readers – thank you for reading this blog and recommending it to others. Without you, Oh Boy Mom would just be read by friends and my mother.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Melanie November 21, 2012 at 9:39 am

Happy Thanksgiving Emily! Loved your blog post….can’t remember the last time I had a girl’s night out, think it’s time to change that! You’ve inspired me to write my own list of thanks..even though we don’t really celebrate Thanksgiving here, it’s good to be grateful for things that we often take for granted. Enjoy turkey and pumpkin! :)


ohboymom November 21, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Yes Melanie it does sound like you are overdue for a girl’s night out — plan one now!! :)


Janine Huldie November 21, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Happy Thanksgiving Emily and some of your list and can totally relate to especially the husband who is my best friend, but with like were are frenemies. Loved that :) :)


ohboymom November 21, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Thanks Janine and have a happy thanksgiving to you too!


Amy November 21, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Lol! A clean toilet!!! YES!
Happy Thanksgiving to you too! I hope you have a wonderful day. :)


ohboymom November 21, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Thanks Amy – same to you!


Cari Lorine November 21, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to you!! I love your blog, Emily! I, too, am obsessed with Dunkin Donuts tea. Unfortunately, they don’t have them here on the Oregon Coast, so I miss them terribly. I hope you and your house full of boys have a great holiday.


ohboymom November 21, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Thanks so much Cari…I love your blog too! And if I could send you a DD iced tea, I would! Have a great Thanksgiving!


clark November 21, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Hey best of Thanksgivings to you and them!
It is good know how to appreciate the good things in life, it is exceptional to have the ability to express it and very cool to be able to express it so even the people who don’t get a lot of out of holidays still enjoy reading it!


ohboymom November 21, 2012 at 10:44 pm

Thanks Clark, it can be a hard balance to write about subjects that please everyone, but I was hoping Thanksgiving is somewhat universal…Have a good one!


Steve November 21, 2012 at 11:06 pm

Happy Thanksgiving Emily! No DD iced tea here (or Thanksgiving for that matter), but I do love the cheap iced coffee and all the other wonderful foods. I’m thankful to have the courage to follow my dreams.


ohboymom November 21, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Thanks for commenting Steve and yes, I too am thankful to have that courage to pursue my passion. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!


Stacy Harris November 22, 2012 at 1:01 am

Happy Thanksgiving… what a wonderful list! :)


ohboymom November 22, 2012 at 1:19 am

Thanks Stacy — appreciate it! And Happy Thanksgiving to you too!


Aprille November 22, 2012 at 2:44 am

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!


ohboymom November 22, 2012 at 2:52 am

Thanks Aprille – same to you!


Cyndi November 22, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I’m thankful for your funny blog and for all the great stories you share. I love your “thankful” list. Hehe. Happy Thanksgiving!


ohboymom November 23, 2012 at 3:59 am

Thanks so much Cyndi — thankful for your blog too! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!


karen November 24, 2012 at 8:30 pm

great post babe, yes what wonderful things to be thankful for. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving


ohboymom November 24, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Thanks so much and hope you had a great Thanksgiving too!


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