Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Guest Post: Serving Up Magic

 You all read my guest post on the blog, Pebbles and Piggytails yesterday and today I am honored to have Lisa from Pebbles and Piggytails write a wonderful guest post for my blog today. I hope you all enjoy her posts as much as I do. 

Lisa runs an inspiring blog called Pebbles and Piggytails.  It’s all about the power of moms. Her blog will lift you during your downhearted  mommy moments and also help us all remember why we love being moms.  Lisa is passionate about finding joy in the journey.  She writes about fun with kids, crafts, recipes, and other thoughtful musings.

Serving Up Magic
Making Dinner Special Again

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     There was a time when mealtime at our house got really old.  It was BORING.  It was when I had babies and preschoolers at home with me all day.  My Man was very occupied with med school and sometimes would not be able to come home until 9:00 p.m.  So often it turned out that me and my little ones would be eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner together alone, day after day.
 This wasn’t so horrible, except that we had already spent the whole day together and so we didn’t have much to talk about.  Discussing how many times my kidlets pooped in the potty or what was new on Dora didn’t seem to make our meals enjoyable for me (especially because their vocab was still in-the-making).  Dinner was dull. I found that I would hog my food down because of the lack of conversation, and then dinner was done in 5 minutes.  And then what?
 So I finally came up with a solution.  I decided to read books to my children at dinnertime when My Man was gone.  It made dinnertime special again.  We would check out many fun books at the library and looked forward to reading them at dinner. 

* It helped the kidlets love reading.
* It made me slow down and enjoy my meal.
* It made dinner last longer and feel more special.
* It gave us something to talk about.

 So now that My Man is home more often, we don’t need this nightly ritual as much.  But when My Man is gone, I satisfactorily smile when my kidlets say, “Oh yes! If Daddy is gone for dinner can we please read a book?!?” 
 And that, my friends, is that power of motherhood.

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