The Things My Son Is Thankful For

IMG_4475“Do you have anything for me to do?” C.J. asked me in a moment of boredom.

He knows that if he complains that he’s bored I’ll tell him that only boring people can be bored and he’d rather be a lot of things than a boring person.

So, in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, I had him make a list of the things he is thankful for from A to Z. He included some things that Chase should be thankful for and failed to mention that he was thankful for his mom or dad — proving that parenting is a thankless job.

Things I Am Thankful For
By: C.J., age 8

I am thankful for:

Art and Andy Warhol
Baby smells (but not bees)
Cupcakes and Colorado
Doctors and dolls
Flowers (the video game Fallout 4 for Chase)
Gogo boots and gummy bears
Home (the song Hotline Bling for Chase)
iPhones, because I want one
Knock knock jokes
Late nights
Mashed potatoes and makeup and me
Pinocchio and puzzles
Queens (like the Queen of England but I like Princess Kate better)
Rainbow Brite
Sunsets and smiles
Typing sounds mom makes on her computer and trampolines
Wishes and water and wigs
Texting, because it has an x in it
The letter y (It’s cute and I canโ€™t think of anything else)
Zebra print


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20 Responses to The Things My Son Is Thankful For

  1. jvoor says:

    I love that he mentioned the sound of you typing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Changuita says:

    I love the ‘y’ part. It’s such an adorable letter! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Eden says:

    The first part reminded me of the Pet Shop Boys song ‘Being Boring’. “We were never feeling bored ’cause we were never being boring”. Truly one of their best singles.

  4. I think he is thankful for mom and dad: he said Home โค

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  6. Ivy Willow says:

    Oh wow! This is so neat ^.^

  7. jerbearinsantafe says:

    Reblogged this on Fairy JerBear's Queer/Trans News, Views & More From The City Different – Santa Fe, NM and commented:
    A list of things a gender creative child is thankful for. Give C.J. a few more years and when he thinks of “Queens” it’ll be an even more interesting response! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Michelle says:

    I’m reasonably sure Jeremy wouldn’t mention me on a thankful list either but typewriter clicks definitely count for something!

    Also, if he hasn’t seen the gummy bear song, you so have to show it too him! Jeremy loved it when he was about that age. Although, if I remember correctly, it takes a bit of time to find an English version.

    Sunsets and smiles… awwwwww

  9. Krista says:

    Wishes ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Kathleen says:

    Pinocchio and puzzles are SO MUCH better than boring parents ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. qtkt5 says:

    The sound of you typing! How sweet!!

  12. Renee says:

    I guarantee he would have had a difficult time filling in the list if he didn’t have such a wonderful supportive family loving him!

  13. scientiste says:

    He did mention being thankful for Home. Home is where Mom and Dad are, and the fact that he feels safe in his home is a huge testament to the support you give him every day. Sure it’s a stretch, but I’d take it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. Angela Harry says:

    Great list, even if CJ missed a few important things – like parents, for example.

    It’s all too easy, living as close to people as kids do, to forget that parents ARE important, but it doesn’t hurt to remind them sometimes (subtly of course).that you are there, and doing your best for them.
    Keep on keeping on. You’re doing a great job.

  15. Diana says:

    Andy Warhol… I love this kid! Who, btw, *is* thankful for you as evidenced by the letter “T”. Which is you, and what’s felt from your presence.

  16. mdaniels4 says:

    That’s a wonderful project for him Lori. We forget many times about the things we’re really too be thankful of.

    Btw, I just want to give huge kudos to Chase for being such a great spirit and sport for taking things so well for his little brother and that at least in this venue he takes a back seat. That says a lot for the maturity of his age and please let him know that somewhere out in blogland knows it too and so appreciated him. Happy thanksgiving to all here, from the Durons on down. Best.

  17. Brittany says:

    “Zebra Print” LOL! He reminds me of my son so much! I got a lot of cool points last night painting his nails with crackle polish ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Don’t worry, I’m certain he loves you. I just wish I’d had parents like you you when I was little. I’m almost 60 and still not accepted for who I am. Happy Thanksgiving!

  19. says:

    “y” made me LOL! Happy Thanksgiving!

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