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Saturday, April 13, 2013

White & Thirty

I turned 30 the other day and finally feel like a grown-up, despite having been initiated into suburban middle-aged life over nine years ago.  Now that I am celebrating my 'white & thirty' (as in, 'white & nerdy' by Weird Al) birthday, I can appreciate that this particular mundanity is awesome, and I could not be luckier.

Laura's List of Other Things That Are Decadently Mundane, Nerdy, and Awesome:
-Will and Joe's competitive hand-clap games, during which Will never says die
-James and his excitement over starting soccer, as he kicks his new ball around the house in his socks
-the fact that our babysitter is engaging and reliable (knock on wood)
-Elise and her willingness to wear an eye patch for four hours a day, so her weak eye gets stronger
-the kids' total enthusiasm over buying me a rice cooker for my birthday
-the fact that we have good health insurance
-the fact that we've met a great local postpartum doula
-the fact that the pool is open for the season, and it's April
-the price of red delicious apples today (97 cents a pound!)
-my blood calcium level, which is currently stable (knock on wood)
-talking with the kids about baby boy names
-the wonderful, hardworking teachers at our kids' school
-Joe's stable, rewarding job
-the good health of Joe and the kids
-knitting
-library books
-leftover BBQ
-the new brakes on our minivan

It's gangsta to be thankful for stuff.




2 comments:

Unknown said...

I am in awe that you have a minivan and you like it. Only having one kid, I can't imagine getting to that point...I feel that is the point of no return. Minivan.

Also, happy belated birthday :o)

Laurel B. Miller said...

You'd be surprised how awesome it can be. We resisted at first, and initially it was totally depressing, but it's soooo practical. Gas mileage versus a comparable SUV gets me every time. Cross over to the dark side.

HBBD to you!