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Thursday, April 22, 2010

"I'll Take 'Things I'm Good At' for 200, Alex"

I haven't watched Jeopardy in a while, but I am a list maker, and a list giver. My kids are used to lists. Alex Trebek would not phase them.

The other night, as I was frantically working through my list before bed on my computer at the dining room table, the children complained - OK, whined - about needing some attention (they're old enough to just say, hey, give me some attention!)

The 16 year old said I needed to put "hang out with children" on my list. So I did.

I sat on the couch with them and we played that game where I tell them all the things they're good at, and all the things I like about them. It's a favorite game of theirs. Who wouldn't love this game?

Then I wanted a turn, so this is their list of things I'm good at:

Things Mom is good at:
  1. You're good at giving hugs - you're warm.
  2. Domesticated animals love you.
  3. You're good at making clubs, like your Try Not Cry Club on Chubby Mommy Running Club.
  4. You're good at listening.
  5. You're good at teaching us good habits (Huh. Time to teach dish-doing and floor mopping?)
  6. You're good at creative ideas and making things grow, like how you made up movies and stuff for Francine.
  7. You're a good wife because you're mature enough to handle Dad and his jobs and negotiating things for his work.
  8. You're good at telling Dad what to do and trading things for kisses.
  9. You're good at bringing peace to the family.
I'm also good a raising nice kids, apparently, because these are the nicest things I've ever heard.

What's on your list?


gena said...

Awesome! Nice to get a good list like that back from all you invest in them. Bask in that for the day!

Erica said...

sweet list, kids are awesome!