Mom v. Headsets
“What are you thankful for?” I asked my son a few weeks back, personally thankful no grammar Nazis were around to correct my intentionally incorrect grammar.
“It’s when something makes you happy, so much so that you want to say ‘thank you’ for it. I’m thankful for you and Daddy and snuggles.”
“Oh!” Li’l D replied, smiling. “I’m thankful for headsets.”
Picturing the listening station in his new classroom, I said, “Headsets are pretty awesome. Is there anything else?”
“Nope! Just headsets.”
Each night for the next week, his answer was the same. Finally, he added, “I’m thankful for my family.”
“Family” has turned up every night since.
In the few weeks since we started saying our evening thank yous together, his answers have been the same every evening.
Then, shortly after I took this picture Wednesday evening, he mixed things up. “I’m thankful for you!” he shouted with a cuddle attack. “And headsets.”
For one night, at least, I ranked above headsets. Every mama’s dream! Really, though, I can dig it. Headsets are rad.
So, too, is gratitude, and my son’s delight at small wonders.