Have you seen the commercial for the new Huggies diapers?  Where they show the different types of squirming babies?   I have an acrobutt.  She likes to play twister.  In bed.  While nursing.

She starts out nursing.  Then she gets restless and starts inching her little butt in the air.  I think somewhere someone has a twister spinner because the limbs start finding weird places.   I can totally see it:

"Okay, right hand blue. Got it!  Left foot yellow. Grunts. Okay got it. Right foot green?  I'll try it...oooof.  I flipped a complete somersault. Hey, I'm still on the breast. Yes!"

I don't know about your kids but mine can be dangling over a cliff and still be latched on.  After I flop her on her butt/side three times, she pops off.  POP!  Oh, yeah.  No gentle delatching going on in this house.  Sitting up with a glint in her eyes and the cutest smile ever she asks, "da?".

And I sit up and proceed to tickle the little stinker who is, by this point, giggling madly about her silliness.

During this month of Thanksgiving, I try harder to push aside my selfish and cranky thoughts. Instead, I Thank God.  I thank God for baby feet and giggles.  I thank God for the wonderful man I married who provides for us so that I may stay home with them.  I thank God for his perfect plan of sustenance, bonding and service to our babies.  And I thank God for gifts so numerous I don't even know where to begin.

How about you?  What are you most thankful for this holiday season?

Copyright 2011 Jen Steed