I started reminiscing about my childhood while preparing our food; I can remember that I would be in the middle of playing something I really enjoyed, I just didn't want to stop. Food didn't matter at that particular time, I just loved having a great time with my sisters and wanted to play forever, food always took the back burner on my priority list. Of course the "preparer of the food" would start out nicely...come girls... come eat, then the escalation would begin, until the voice became louder AND closer to where we were playing.
Wasn't life so simple then? All you had to worry about was playing with your very favorite toys and the fact that you finally convinced someone to play with you, it all had to STOP. You didn't have to exhaust yourself over what food to make, prepare it, get it on the table, and convince little ones to eat it, and then clean up the dishes and kitchen. So fishsticks, green beans, pasta noodles, and grapes were on the menu, some of the all time favorites of the boys. They were having such a fun time.....I started to wonder...who's gonna win this struggle, the Fishsticks or the Hot Wheels? Well, I know you are cheering for the Hot Wheels, but eventually they gave in to the fishsticks, especially if ketchup is on the menu with them.
This scenario does make you stop and wonder about the two different elements mentioned here. Physical and emotional. Physically food is important, but emotionally playtime with Mommy is more important to them. That's what they are going to remember,the time I spent with them, not the meal I cooked. Then there's the spiritual element which is a whole other blog. However this gets the "wheels" turning and makes you go hummmm? What's is really important in life? To me the simple things.......faith, family and the love we share.
And the winner is.....