Thursday, June 15, 2006

Thursday Thirteen - Things I LOVE about my kids

Thanks for the cool banner, Kelly.

1. They make me laugh. A LOT. Kaitybean has even begun to develop some wit. Not just random funniness, but a real sense of humor.

3. They love me. A LOT. I am absolutely smothered with hugs and kisses and cuddles every single day.

4. They are friendly and fun. Kaitybean and Mashuga are especially willing to talk to ANYONE. Scud is a little more shy, but he always seems to make friends wherever we go.

5. They are busy. All. the. time. There are days that it exhausts me, but I just love to watch them go.

6. They are incredibly curious and love to learn. We've learned so much about so many things -- ancient Egypt, sharks, dinosaurs, planets, the human body -- simply because they were curious about something.

7. They are so patient with their parents. We do our best, but trust me, living with JDub and I takes serious patience sometimes.

8. They are compassionate and accepting of others. They're just so good to people.

9. They are incredibly spirited. They are intense, perceptive, sensitive, persistent. They have their own ideas about things and their own agendas. Now don't get me wrong, this is definitely a double-edged sword. I could easily put this on a a list of things that drive me nuts. But, I am in constant awe of these amazing miniature adults in my home. It makes life very rich.

10. They seem to have an innate sense of what is right and incredible testimonies of their Savior. They are faithful and prayerful. Many might think that this is a product of their upbringing and sure, we've tried. But we haven't done anything exceptional. They teach us much more than we teach them.

11. They teach me daily about joy. Life is so joyful for children and it rubs off when you're around them all day.

12. They're just cute. I love those little faces.

13. They make me a better person.


Norma said...

Exactly! And 13 reasons that I think are left off the list when a decision to put them in day care is made. It's just plain old fun to be around them (most of the time).

Aginoth said...

I wouldn't be without mine. My 3 were almost as excited about my birthday today as I was :o)

My TT is up

Chaotic Mom said...

It's amazing how much our kids teach us, right? ;)

Becki said...

I think you hit it they have those things that we love and adore about them and in turn some of those are the very thins that drive us nuts too :O)

Lazy Daisy said...

Awww...I'm in purple puddles now. How sweet. I hope you always feel that way about them.

Martina said...

You can really feel the love you have for your children in this list.

"6. They are incredibly curious and love to learn." I don't have kids, but this is the one thing I am always amazed by when I am around children. I often wonder why some people lose this when they become adults.

FatedHearts said...

I love children and i cant wait to have them, yes they're cute and adorable and funny and they bring out the best and the worst from you, they're just so energetic!!

A very awesome list and it shows how you love them. I do want those cuddles and kisses from kids...someday!

Happy T13. mine is posted.

Mrs. Cranky Pants said...

Kids are wonderful. Where would we be without them.

mominprogress said...

Seems you have a wonderful bunch of children :)

EmilyRoseJewel said...

Justice has made me a better person for sure! He is such a joy to me and I know he will will one day have those same qualities you listed, he already loves to learn-he is 10 mos. old by the way. Sounds like you have some great kids! My list is up!

Emily said...

they sound so amazing!! loved reading about them. :)

Susan said...

That is SUCH A SWEET list!!! Aren't kids GREAT???

My TT is up here.

Kelly said...

You have such cute kids!!
What a great list!

Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

Kids are so great. They keep you young, oh and lets not forget exhausted--but they are fun!

Alessandra said...

i can't wait to have kids of my own so i can make a list like that. in the meantime, ill just make a list of things i LOVE about my hubby. number one is that he chose to be with me among all those chicks he met at wealthymen dot com. good thing i got a killer profile that made him decide i was his perfect match. ;-)