Sunday, November 16, 2008

Gratitude - Day 16 (3-year-olds and sleep)

Today was my last choir class until the new year. I am so thankful for the opportunity to sing, dance, play instruments and praise, praise, praise with my small group of 3-year-olds. What an amazing transformation we have seen in our shy, quiet bunch since the year started. That first week I was seriously concerned that my class was going to be the "Joy Preschool Solo Hour." But now they sing and dance and get out of control just like 3-year-olds should. And while I have been known to grumble when it cuts too far into my Sunday afternoon nap, I genuinely look forward to going each week.

And man, am I grateful for the faithful people that put aside their their own naps (and pride) to show up and be silly right along with me - not to mention saving me about 243 trips to the potty. I have made new friends and - after six years in fourth grade choir - have found a brand new passion. (Making music with preschoolers...whooda thunkit?) If Christmas wasn't such a hectic season I really would be sad for such a long break.

And also, right now, I am thankful for the clean sheets I am about to go put on my bed. And the down comforter. And the seven hours of sleep I am going to get. Ha! That's positive thinking if I ever heard it. Or maybe just plain claiming a miracle. But who knows? It could happen.


painted maypole said...

singing with wee kids is indeed a fabulous time

particularly when someone else is on potty duty.

Kyla said...

Their joy is contagious!

Clean sheets, that's something to be thankful for. Good luck on the sleep front, I've always heard there was something to giving thanks in advance. ;)

Lori said...

I'm going to hit my cozy bed right now too... Heaven!

I wish my three year old could be in your choir!

Lisa writes... said...

Clean sheets are DEFINITELY gratitude worthy!