Starting with the usual bit of context: the topic is from the Weekly Blogging Challenge over at Long and Short Reviews. Hit their homepage to see the current week's responses, and add a link to your own if you're so inclined.
This week's challenge is Things I'm Thankful For.
And right now, that is straight-up My Family. Yes, even when they're exhausting. Even when they can't keep up with their Science Fair Projects and we're working on them at the last possible minute because the stupid biodegradable cups refuse to biodegrade. Even when Beautiful Wife is rushing off to sneak in a tiny bit of Yes I Still Have Social Time and leaving me to put the boys down even though I'm almost too tired to see straight. (She lets me sneak off and play D'n'D, and fair is fair after all.)
Because they're wonderful. They're fun and funny and loving and snarky, they're full of neat insights and unexpected surprises. We work as a team, and we're all part of that.
There are a lot of things I'm thankful for. Ask me another time, you'll get a different answer: probably more of a list, definitely covering some disparate topics. But right now at work the sky is falling and everything is on fire, and I am tired in a way that's like a physical weight, and coming home to my family is what makes everything okay.