My daughter thinks I’m magic

My dad used to make “designer pancakes” for us kids — cool pancakes that had circles or shapes embedded in them. I’ve taken to doing some of these for my own kids lately — shapes, initials, I ♥ U — and they love it. My daughter believes me when I tell her I can do it because I’m magic. My son doesn’t, but I told him that if he doesn’t know how I’m doing it, it might as well be magic.

My daughter also loves other things that I do — from fixing the wings on her Tinker Bell toys to making new dresses for her to fixing stuffed animals. She thinks I can do anything, and I’m grateful to treasure that idea while it lasts.

My son has outgrown the period where he thinks his parents can do anything and know everything. I’m grateful for that, too — it means he’s growing up — but sometimes I do miss that look of wonder in his eyes. And he does appreciate things that I do, such as the sweater I knitted him for Christmas and the quilt (that I’m still working on. Maybe it’ll be done by this Christmas?).

Today, that’s it: I’m grateful that my kids appreciate the things I do for them. What are you grateful for today?

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  1. The list is long these days, for many reasons. I wouldn’t even know where to start.

    I love that she thinks you’re magic – it’s so sweet. And watching your son turning into a thinking responsible older kid is awesome too. Me, I’m at the point where if I can make my kids giggle, I’m at the top of the world. Kids need to giggle. And believe in magic.

    • It’s awesome to know that you have so much to be grateful for!

      Yes, kids definitely need to giggle. 🙂

  2. Kathleen Hammond

    I’m glad my munchkins thought I could do anything even if it was for just a short time, in the scheme of things.

    I’m very grateful for swamp coolers this summer.

    I’m grateful I can read these posts.

  3. Kathleen Hammond

    Ah, shucks. I’m grateful you are such an optimist!

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