Tuesday, October 12, 2010

How to play

Enjoying every little moment you can with your children is more
than just feeding them and disciplining them.
It's also about playing with them and teaching them
how to play..Getting on their level and find out what they like to do and doing it
with them.

This past weekend I spent 25.00 on a huge, gorgeous play kitchen.
It came with aprons, food, pots and pans, tea sets and
every kinda of appliance you can imagine.
I stood looking at this purchase and wondered for a brief moment
how much fun we could all have.....
and then I bought it and drug it home.

With old mr. winter rapidly approaching I knew they would enjoy
the busy time pretending and I knew I needed the extra motivation to
slow down and play. As a mom I need them to know that
I'm available.

I lay down in the middle of it all and had hot meals brought to me one after the other.
I'm eating as fast as I can and I love watching them trying to decide what to make me next.
It's play time and they know I'm all theirs and they're all mine.

The little girls climb and help cook.
They love the mess..and I love to lay there as long
as I can and be crawled on and loved on by this sweet family of mine.
It's a priceless gift...

Have you stopped long enough today to play?
To pretend?
To enjoy the smallness of them?
To pretend to eat plastic food and like it?
To spend your afternoon caught up in the moment?
To fall in love with the innocence of your children?

Put some beans on the stove and take the phone off
the hook and play....the afternoon away I did..


Unknown said...

What a lovely reminder!

bbmommy2 said...

A precious way to spend the day my friend.

My love to you, Brandi

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh yes...we eat plastic food every day! I love sitting on the floor with my girls and they are almost 6;) Greatest Mom memories ever!

The Ferrill's said...

Wonderful! As always, coming to your blog does not disappoint!
Blessings to you and yours! Plastic food, beans on the stove, and all! ;)


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