Day 40 – Homework and Hugs

  • Posted on November 29, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Today I am thankful for the opportunity and ability to help my children with their homework. Even though it had to pause for tears (hers, not mine) several times before it was complete, I’m thankful that I can be here and help her through it. I’m glad I have the cognitive ability to help her with her schooling. I’m also thankful that I have the ability to be home with her to do it. There are a couple nights a week where I’m working or at school and can’t do her homework with her, so frustrating though it can be at times, I’m glad I can be there most nights for her.

I’m also thankful to know that my oldest daughter still wants my hugs, even though she tries to act like she doesn’t most days. I know this because she came downstairs after bedtime to inform me that she didn’t get a bedtime hug from me. I’d fallen asleep on the couch while she was brushing her teeth, and when I woke up, I figured she was already asleep. Guess not! She is hitting an age where more often than not she tries to dodge my hugs or hand holding, so I’m thankful to know she really does care and appreciate my affections, despite attempting to appear otherwise.

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