Friday, November 23, 2007

Giving Thanks

The “fancy eatin’ table” post is just going to have to wait.

I find myself unable to continue without giving thanks. While I’m very thankful for MrWurdi and the children he brought into my life, my parents and other family, friends, employment, home, and so very much more, there is one thing – today – for which I am most thankful.

I don’t give a lot of details about my personal life on my blog. Sure, I tell true stories and I write about things that are real but I’m, purposefully, short on some of the specifics. In order for you to understand the depths of my thanks in this post, I must open up my life to you a little more.

Earlier this year, I came face-to-face with the big Four…uh. um… the big FOUR… (deep breath) okay, here goes…. The Big Four-OH-MY-GOD-I’M-FORTY!!!!!!


Yep. I turned forty. Really, it’s not that big a deal. I just like being a little bit dramatic. I’m completely fine with it.

More pertinent details:
I have two grown children who I adore. My son will be twenty-one in just a couple weeks and my daughter is twenty-three.

Go ahead.

Do the math.

I’ll wait.


Okay. I started a little bit early. My daughter is married to a great guy and they live about an hour away from me. Together, they have provided me with The Grandgirls. These two Grandgirls make me glow with happiness when I see them. They are eleven months apart in age. The eldest was two in July; the youngest turned one in June.

My daughter and son-in-law have gone on a short vacation and MrWurdi and I are babysitting.

Did you know that there are women my age who are just starting to have their children? At my age?? On purpose!?!?!?!!!

Do you know what I’m truly thankful for today?

Spongebob Squarepants.

This guy (in yellow) with his friends:

I’ve taken a few liberties with the opening lyrics of his show:

Are you ready kids?
aye aye Captain
I can't hear you!
aye aye CAPTAIN!!!
Who lives in the cable-box in my TV?
Sponge Bob Square Pants
Absorbing and noisy and cartoon is he
Sponge Bob Square Pants.
If mesmerized children be something you wish
Spongebob square pants
Then turn on the TV and watch all the fish
Sponge Bob Square Pants
Spongebob Squarepants Spongebob Squarepants
Spongebob Squarepants Spongebob Squarpants!
do do do do- do-do do do!

I adore Spongebob. I really do. He gave me several minutes of blissful peace and quiet today.

Thank you, Nickelodeon. Thank you, Spongebob Squarepants creators.


Anonymous said...

"Who lives in a cable box in my tv?"

Perfect! Before I had children I swore up-and-down that I would never let them watch mindless television. Then I actually had children, which led to the realization that if I ever wanted to pee alone (and without a full chorus of wailing), the television would have to be turned on. This has also become the case for meal preparation and when mommy is tired of playing human jungle gym, among others.

First baby at 40?! More power to those gals! I sometimes wish we had waited a little bit longer, but I think ahead to all the years Mr. Driving and I will get to share after the kids have grown (God willing - on both counts) and the years that we will have to watch our grandchildren grow (again, God willing) and I am glad we got right to it.

phishez_rule said...

LOL. Your daughter is my age. I couldn't imagine having kids now.

Good on her.

Mar-Cee-Ah said...

Congrats on the fun! I am almost the big 5-oh...and no grandkids as of rush, but I know they are fun. Yep, given the right moment, Sponge Bob rocks!!

DuJane said...

Sponge Bob is not a contraceptive. Just an FYI.

Ima Wurdibitsch said...

I hear you, Driving. Even though I was young when my kids were born, I was determined to keep the TV off. I even tried making baby food. Neither of those plans worked out and both of my kids are pretty awesome adults.

I think it can work out well either way - having them when you're young or waiting a while, Phishez. For me, it worked out really well having them that early. In fact, having to be responsible for someone else probably saved me. I was a bit wild. MrWurdi also started young with his two. Now, we both have two grown children each and we're still young enough to get out and have fun.

Marcia, I had no idea. I thought you were around my daughter's age, too.