11 Things This Basic Mom is Thankful For

Time for an obligatory Thanksgiving post.

Here are 11 things I'm thankful for this year:

  1. Spandex for making my pants stretchy.

  2. Bubble Guppies OnDemand for keeping my kids entertained while I do the dishes (or scroll through Facebook).

  3. My crock pot for allowing me to make dinner at 10am.

  4. Kohl's for marking everything up a ridiculous amount so they can continually have it on sale, sending me a 30% off coupon, and then circling how much I saved at the bottom of my receipt, which makes me feel like I am the queen of saving money.

  5. Coffee for providing the illusion that I got enough sleep last night.

  6. Disinfectant wipes for those times I don't have time or motivation to actually clean the bathroom, but can muster enough energy to pull out a few wipes to run over the sink and toilet.

  7. Nap time for giving me an hour to breathe, do laundry, and straighten up the living room while watching HGTV (anyone else have a crush on the Property Brothers?).

  8. The play place at the mall for giving me a place to take my toddler when it's too cold or rainy to play outside (bonus: I can stop in Victoria's Secret and use my free panties coupon).

  9. My husband for thinking I'm beautiful (or at least claiming to think I'm beautiful) when I have pureed peas in my hair, no makeup on my face, and a muffin-top spilling over the jeans that fit me perfectly last year.

  10. Two healthy, occasionally sweet, children for reminding me why I do it all.

  11. Onion rings. No explanation needed.

Happy Thanksgiving!