I have started something new to help my family enjoy meal time together!! Every afternoon I have my son draw a main dish from the "what's for supper" jar. Then he gets to help me prepare it and set the table.
Last night was so amazing. It worked out so nice! My son picked chicken wrapped in bacon, filled with cream cheese and ranch. It's so yummy! I call that our fancy meal, so then we added a theme to our meals. Since it was kind of fancy food we got out the fancy cups and Mom pretended to be the waitress when Dad got home. We had candle light and everything. It was so much fun. My son and I also made chocolate covered marshmallows with sprinkles which he was so excited to get out and show his dad! We ended supper by drawing from the "clean up after meal time" jar. My 4 year old son got dishes, which was funny because he hasn't ever done them.With Mom's help he done the dishes and he did a pretty darn good job! So we all got everything cleaned up as a family.
My 16 month old daughter even helped. She wiped down the chairs for us! So when you think your kids are too young for something just try it anyways and see how it works.
I never even thought of having my son help with the dishes and he did and amazing job. I wasn't going to ask my daughter to help but I saw her helping her brother clean the table the day before so I thought I would give it a try!
I'm so very excited about this new thing because, before, we had so much trouble eating with our kids. My son always wants a snack right before and won't sit and eat with us. However since he was involved in supper so much he wasn't bored and wanting something every 5 seconds. We usually don't clean up after supper which I hate because I'm left to clean it up in the morning. So I will for sure keep trying this and hope that it stays this way!! I will update you guys on our themes and how its goes! It's going to be so much fun!!! If anyone has other ideas please feel free to share!
Monday, May 10, 2010
My Mothers Day was amazing! I woke up to my son saying he was going to go get dressed for Church which isn't normal for him. My husband made me breakfast and had a gift sitting on the couch for me which I wasn't expecting at all. We went to church heard a wonderful message like we always do! After church they handed out flowers to the moms. Ones that you can take home and plant so that was nice! Then we were off to the in-laws to have lunch with the family it was an amazing day! I hope all the moms had a good Mothers Day!!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
So the week has started out kind of bad. On Sunday I was mowing my yard with my in-laws mower and it broke:( I feel so horrible about that. But of course she wasn't mad at all she is so amazing! And my husband said he could probably fix it with out having to buy anything! Okay so then Monday one of my dogs got hit by a car. He didn't make it. I was really upset mostly because the people didn't even stop to tell us they just went faster. And my 3 year old didn't really understand it very well:( But he seems to be taking it okay! I know this week is going to get much better! I get to go to Springfield to visit friends tomorrow so i'm excited for that!! I will keep posting to tell you how the rest of my week goes!