Ten Things of Thankful #54

The other day I was scrolling through my Facebook feed when I found a video Baby A had posted. In the video Baby B was attempting to get Baby C to do an “alley oop” with the Nerf basketball and goal the twins have in their room. Eventually Baby C “ooped” it and Baby B caught the ball and dunked it. It was a big to-do, and all three boys cheered the accomplishment.

As the video crawled along a warmness in my chest radiated from my heart, eventually reaching the tips of my fingers and toes. I absolutely LOVE that my children get along so well. I love it even more that the twins care enough about their little brother to spend as much time with him as they do. Baby C loves his “bubbies” and normally stays in their room to play with them when all three of them are here. The fact that the twins, despite having a toddler under their feet at almost all times, still care enough to take a video of him doing cute things and post it to Facebook (where it could be subject to the cruelty of their classmates because playing with your little brother might not be cool) absolutely melts my heart. I doubt I would have done the same at their age…unless it would have embarrassed my brothers.

I am incredibly lucky and unendingly grateful that my boys are so close.

Five years ago today there was an epic celebration in which I ended up exceedingly intoxicated. I did some fucked up, drunken dance to Cotton Eyed Joe. Repeatedly. The DJ played Greased Lightning and the twins, who at the time were on some Grease (the movie) kick, lit up the dance floor. Then some weird old man grabbed a handful of my ass. Our best friend drunkenly jumped off the second floor balcony after we got home and the rest of us were asleep.

That all sounds pretty damned awesome, but none of those things were the best part of that day. The best part of that day was Revis and Mrs. Revis declaring their eternal love for one another, and sharing nuptials. Today is their 5th anniversary.

Where I’ve done damn near everything wrong since I turned 18, Revis has done it right. Where I’ve been impulsive he’s been patient. Where I get involved with almost any woman who shows an interest in me, Revis knew what and who he wanted and patiently waited for things to fall into place. I envy my brother his patience and conviction. I am thankful that he has not had to go through all of the heartbreak I have in the form of two divorces and split custody with three children. He and Mrs. Revis did things right and took their time before legally agreeing to annoy one another (and no one else) ’til death do them part. Five years later, Revis still walks in the house after he gets home from work and heads straight to Mrs. Revis and kisses her. After he gets love from Baby E, of course.

Speaking of Baby E, she has finally opened up to me in the last few months. She gets excited when she sees me now. Just yesterday, when I was picking up Baby C, she grabbed me by the finger as we were leaving my mother’s house and dragged me all the way to her house so I would play with her. And I did. She, Baby C, and I played for quite some time and I was loving it. Baby C eventually decided he wanted to go home, because Bubble Guppies just ain’t gonna watch itself.

All in all, I’m feeling VERY grateful this weekend. I haven’t felt this content in quite some time.

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70 Comments on Ten Things of Thankful #54

  1. Ah, FRIST! And frist time here as well! This is a contented post and a pleasant one to read. My favorite part was the info about your boys and how well they get along. I’d be touched by that video, and I don’t know them. But let’s hear more about the man who grabbed your ass.

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    • Haha. The link to that story is right there were the words are. Long story short, my brother’s father in law got wasted and was pinching all kinds of asses that night.

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  2. I just love this post. : ) Very heartwarming. Also, I’m happy to hear how content you are feeling. Oddly enough, I was telling myself this just a month ago prior to my recent loss. Yet, I’m still feeling this way given my last few years. I’m happy happy for you. : )

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    • Thanks hon! Who knows how long it will last, so I’ll enjoy it while I can.

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      • Hey now, don’t jinx yourself. : ) Dig what’s going on in the moment and being not only a dad, but an uncle. I have reveled in the moments recently where I have thought wow, this is nice. Somebody pinch me now. The Universe is working with you. Now, it’s Friday, pour yourself a cocktail and revel in it. : )

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  3. WOW Sarah is all kindsa frist tonight… I was wondering about the bum pincher too… father in laws are like that! hahha… well okay… maybe just yours….

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  4. HAPPY happy for your contentment and the joy of knowing that your kids are all doing well, and doing right by each other, and that your family members are settled and content. Wonderful 😀

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  5. This post. Also, in line with your post, my older son’s love of his younger son. When the baby started fussing upon awakening this morning, I’d no sooner put down what I was holding than Li’l D emerged holding his baby brother. Later, he told me he was very mad at me, but immediately turned to his brother and said with immense love, “Not you, J. Just Mommy!” As the older sibling who used to steal the light bulb and lock her younger siblings in the basement to cries of, “Chucky’s gonna get you!” … I am so thankful Li’l D is the brother he is!

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  6. Dealing with family is bittersweet– mostly sweet, but a little bitter.

    Erm… you’d have to come visit my blog to understand. Stopped by to cheer you on participating with Lizzi’s thankfest blog hop/event and all that.

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  7. Awesome post TD – very refreshing . thank You.

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  8. What a positive post. I don’t have children, but I have a nephew, and he gets to me every time. The funny stuff kids say and do. I hope that when (if) he has brothers and sisters, that my sister will have just as many stories to tell. And I liked how you did your TToT. I always do mine in boring list format — not sure if I’m a good enough writer to change all that, kinda set in my ways. 😀

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  9. Great post. Kids bring life to our lives.

    Val

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  10. Kids are the best. Mostly. Especially when they give you that warm fuzzy feeling. Like watching them play and act out stuff when they don’t know you’re watching. You sound really content. That’s great to hear.

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  11. I don’t know what we would do without kids… well, I mean I do… the human race would die off in about 100 years… but other than that…

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  12. Aww this post warms my heart!

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  13. dyannedillon // June 28, 2014 at 10:53 am // Reply

    How cute that your twins put video of their little brother on facebook, and they did it out of brotherly love. My 15 year old daughter just put a video of her 19 year old brother on snapchat where he was sitting, shirtless, in a chair in the family room listening to Demi Lovato. I thought he was going to kill her.
    Speaking of video, can I say I was disappointed when I went to the link and there was no video of YOU doing the drunken Cotton-Eyed Joe?
    Contentment is a delicious feeling. Better than ecstatically happy, even. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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  14. That’s why hanging out with little ones is so magical. Especially if they are yours. Very sweet of the older boys to watch out for the little guy. 🙂

    I am thankful that my daughter is back from her trip to PR with her 3 friends and that she is in once piece, nothing bad happened and she had fun. PHEW! 🙂

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  15. So your 10 things of thankful this week are Babies A, B, C & E, Babies A, B & C being on FB, Revis & Mrs Revis, and your family? (It’s crazy mathematics, but I just made 10 there for you.)

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  16. You know, despite it all I think you still have some pretty awesome things to be entirely grateful for.

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  17. I love to read the words you write about your kids, TD. I do not lie when I tell you , the love is palpable. This is a beautiful post and I am happy to read this tonight right before I go to bed. It sits well on my heart. Thank you.

    Happy anniversary to Revis and Mrs. Revis….and many more.

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  18. LOL! I enjoyed reading this. It is really great about your sons getting along so well. I used to have friends who are twins. The thing about twins is that the one will always have a friend in the other.

    Playing with toddlers, That’s just something that makes a person happy. 😉

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  19. This post is full of so much cuteness. Congrats on the 5 year anniversary, Revis!
    Old men bum pinching is a bit weird. It makes great storytelling, though. 😛

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  20. Yay! I’m happy that you’re happy. Yes, tell us more about the weirdo from the dance floor. And I don’t think gratuitous means what you think it means… 🙂

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  21. This list is so freakin adorable I just want to SQUOOSH it’s both cheekies. Old man style, too. I love old men. And babies. And siblings that get along. Those twins sound amazing. Mayhaps your brother is oh-so-wise from learning from YOUR mistakes?? That’s what I would do, take some credit!
    Great list, great family. You have a lot to be thankful for. Somehow the Force is WITH you, even though your picture looks heavy Darkside.

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  22. Yay for your kids, and Happy Anniversary to Revis and Mrs. Revis!

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  23. You’ve hit on the secret of life and happiness. If your kids get along, you will hear the sound of one hand clapping. I’ve been in houses where the opposite is true–to the point of physical fights. It’s unending sadness. Glad to see that you’re well aware of your good fortune. My two daughters get along beautifully. I don’t know how I’d handle it if they didn’t.

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  24. Kids are awesome…well, not so much when you’re trying to keep them from burning down the house, but most of the time.
    May you continue to enjoy it^^

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  25. Ah I’m happy for you, CT! I adore kids and I have a soft spot for Baby C. Don’t ask me why haha.

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  26. I am thankful that no one else calls me a “meatbag” 🙂

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