Sunday, October 12, 2014
Just before Valentine's Day, we had one of those conversations.
G: Your Uncle Jerry lives on a cow farm, right?
Me: Well, yes.
G: Can you send him a message and ask him how cows celebrate Valentine's Day?
Well...guess what? The theme for this year's Valentine's party was cows.
I love how kids' brains work and how lively their imaginations are.
I told you that there was a Tea Party Bucket List - made by a certain 3 year old and written down by yours truly. We added coordinating stickers so she could "read" the list anytime she wanted.
That made me smile.
and it made me think. Something as simple at a heaping pile of blue sugar sprinkles have her great joy. Isn't that what Life is all about...the simple pleasures???
Awww the lessons we learn from kids!
Well, I say...Let there be toys at the table!
As my girls grew up and as a nanny, I have banished the No Toys at the Table Rule. I believe that kids eat better if their toys are on the table and many good conversations are sparked from the toys' presence. There have been many imaginative stories made up about animals at the table as well as conversations about what different animals eat.
So let the toys come to the table...you may be amazed what happens.
When a Little Red Riding Hood tea party was suggested, I took pause. Then, I dug some bottle brush trees out of the Christmas box, found a McDonald's Happy Meal Toy Madame Alexander doll, some woodland foliage and animals and...ta-da!