Three Gratitudes on the 4th of July

Saturday, July 4th 2015

In honor of Gavin’s new morning Summer Routine -which includes coming up with three gratitudes- here are three unfiltered, unedited videos, detailing our respective Gratitudes (granting that you please pardon the early-morning sarcasm in mine):

The Start of My Day -aka: Three Things I’m Grateful For [27 seconds]:

Gavin’s Gratitudes [1min,24secs]:

ClaraJane’s Gratitudes [1min, 26secs]:

In Sum:

Gavin:  “So my first gratitude was that I have a family.  Second is that I have healthcare. And the third is that I have Abundance… that I have more than I need; food, health, family…”

ClaraJane:  “My cats, that I have parents, and I have bunnies and a doll.   And I’m grateful for my trampoline.  And I’m also grateful for my bed, and my own health and my uh… toys.      And… my TV and my books and Slug Terra.”

*       *       *       *      *      *      *       *       *       *      *      *      *       *       *      *      *

PS:  I’m also grateful that even after challenges and a gig on this day, we managed to collect ourselves down by the river and enjoy the amazing Boston Fireworks Display.

Being that it all started very late, in a classic move Gavin kept asking WHEN is it going to start?  Turns out we were waiting for Mr. Moon to arrive.  His smiling peeked up to watch between two buildings just before the first sparkles seared into the sky.

Firework Flamly

Firework Flamly


I was able to hold my Boy for the entire time.  I kept wondering if that will ever be possible again.

Then the moon danced in the Hatch Shell lights.

Independence Moon

Independence Hatch Shell Moon


Happy Independence Day.

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4 Responses to Three Gratitudes on the 4th of July

  1. Jane Ann Nelson says:

    Absolutely precious! I am grateful for my family, too. And I have just enough! 😄

  2. Baba/Bubble Wow says:

    Nice way to start the day. I like Gavin’s “finale” visual of being grateful for his Mommy, without having to say it in words.

    Oh, sorry, I forgot to tell you that once you agree to produce GRANDCHILDREN for my amusemont, you won’t get much else done for the next 20 years. Thanks for taking care of them so I can enjoy them at select moments. In some settings this sleight of hand would be a felony or at least a misdemeanor, but among mammals it’s Nature’s Way so grandparents get away with it. And of course Nature is amoral — she will do ANYTHING to propagate the species — blind and lobotomize you with romantic love and make children really, really, deceptively cute. You buy into it, you have sex, you get pregnant — and then you’re cooked!

    At least you’re teaching them to be grateful!!!

  3. kcg1974 says:

    Boy, do you ever have your hands full! 🙂

  4. Baba/Bubble Wow says:

    P.S. I almost missed that you got to be by the river and watch the fireworks under the moon while holding your boy. It doesn’t get any better than that. I take back all my apologizing for not warning you about the hazards of parenthood.

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