7 Things Moms are Truly Thankful For (Whether They Know It or Not!)

We’re all grateful for the normal stuff – health, happiness, love, family, etc. – but what about those unexpected little blessings moms are really thankful for?

  1. Naps – Once in a rare while, mom gets to take a nap. Maybe the kids are out with daddy, maybe they’ve fallen asleep too or maybe they’re running through the house with scissors. No matter how it happens, all moms are thankful for that unplanned opportunity to S-L-E-E-P.
  2. Manners – Hearing your kids say “thank you” without prompting is such a treat. No matter how bad your manners may be Mrs. I Brush My Hair in Restaurants, you always appreciate it when your kids are considerate for no reason.
  3. Cellulite – We may complain about it, but in reality we should all feel blessed to have cellulite. Why? Because if we all had silky smooth thighs and firm butts, we’d dress way too young for our age and embarrass ourselves, and our children, by wearing teeny-weeny bathing suits and micro miniskirts. Thanks to cellulite, we’re insecure not cougarlicious.
  4. Muffin Tops – No, not the playful baked good. I’m referring to the cute little love handles you’ve acquired. Moms are thankful for these impossible-to-get-rid-of friends because they keep us from wearing low slung jeans that went out years ago with Britney Spears. Believe it or not, your oh-so-sweet muffin top is making you more stylish.
  5. Botox – Thanks to botulinum toxin, we always look carefree, confident and graceful. No matter what life may throw at us – puke, spit-up, poop, tantrums – we handle it with ease. That’s because our facial muscles are partially paralyzed, but who cares.
  6. Caffeine – Due to the lack of Blessing #1, mom can’t function without the lovely little addictive pick-me-up we get from a good cup of coffee or 5 Diet Cokes per day. Nothing gets rid of a mommy headache faster than a steaming hot cup of severely overpriced teeth-stainer or a swig of fizzy sugar. Thank goodness for caramel colored miracles.
  7. Ambien – Refer to Blessing #1 again. It rarely happens, so this is the real blessing.

MommyQ wants to know what you’re thankful for this year?