Children, let’s gather together and celebrate our love and gratitude for each other.
OK, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s get down to brass tacks. There is so much to be thankful for when it comes to being a parent. The obvious answers, of course, are pacifiers, plentiful toilet paper, occasional privacy, and hot glue guns, but here are some other important things some Bay Area parents will be thanking their lucky stars for this holiday.
Tiffany Pelletier from Pacifica and Lynn Alexander of Foster City both swear by the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. “When I get a hold of that thing,” explains Tiffany, “there’s no stopping what I can accomplish.”
And as every parent knows, the act of accomplishing anything is cause for celebration.
“Scott of San Jose” is mighty grateful to Ms. Victoria and her secret catalogs that keep coming directly to his office mailbox. He also confesses to enjoying the myriad off-color spam that he seems to get more of than any other employee at his company. Most of all, Scott is really grateful for a private cubicle that’s off-limits to his kids and wife.
State-of-the-art is overrated
Joanna from San Mateo is thankful for her bulky, turn-of-the-century TV, computer, and VCR, the latter of which hasn’t worked since the kids shoved some food product in it years ago. Even more so, she is grateful she never has to lock her doors during the day because she hasn’t seen her house key since 2008. “I’m positive burglars come in all the time…and walked right back out,” she smiles.
Dare to dream
Like so many mothers of toddlers, Dina Wong of San Francisco is exhausted by her children’s playdates that end in catastrophe. Dina says, “What I would be thankful for this Thanksgiving is the ability to rent a padded room with a window. We could put some bike helmets on the kids, lock the door, and kick back outside and open a bottle of wine.”
Dina, we think you’re on to something huge.
We heart suction
Monica Bejarano of Pacifica is grateful for her Dyson vacuum cleaner. After all, life without good suction sucks.
Booze, booze, booze
And finally, Karen (who shall go without a last name or city because she represents so many good, hardworking parents out there) is thankful for a well-stocked liquor cabinet… and a nicely working dishwasher that can keep up.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.
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