After a one year unintentional hiatus, it’s time to write again. I was thinking about writing again and checked the last installment – a year ago today! I will take that as a sign .
In the last year we have moved across the country, moved again to different county, finished one year of grad school (my husband), and had a baby!
Reestablishing ourselves in a new place, with another child, has invigorated me to do more of what I love. Get closer to God, nature and the simple things in life.
My daughter usually makes breakfast with her grandmother when Nana is home from work. This morning, just as Nan plugged in the waffle iron she got a phone call.
So, I took over and my daughter and I mixed up the waffles together. How important these simple things are! Instead of going to a restaurant, spending money that we don’t have, eating white flour waffles, and trying to get a four year old to sit still and be quite throughout the whole process…
My daughter and I used wholesome ingredients (buckwheat flour, farm fresh eggs, organic milk, honey, olive oil, and real maple syrup) which she got to mix up herself.
Then she waited for the waffle iron to do its work.
She got excited when we cut up strawberries on her waffle and yelled “I want maple syrup!”
Finally, she got to munch down on the yummy goodness.
Yes, we still go to restaurants. After all, convenience still reigns as supreme in America, right?! But, maybe we should appreciate these homemade meals more. They are full of nutrient rich foods. Our children naturally learn to be thankful for their meal since it didn’t just appear before them. They learn that work can be rewarding… Invaluable lessons!