I once heard a parent expert say that you should try to say yes more often to your kids. So yesterday I decided to do something that is rare in our home. I encouraged my children to eat dye and sugar- together! For those of you who have children who respond to these ingredients- you understand. For those of you who don't- thank God and keep on reading.
I bought a new snow cone "machine" at a garage sale on Saturday. I call it a "machine" because you kind of have to work hard for the little flakes of ice. The excitement on my children's faces as I used the crank to make those precious flakes were precious. They squealed with excitement when I squeezed out the Kool-Aide like syrup all over those precious flakes. When I presented the snow cones to them they licked their little lips and smiled sweetly in anticipation for those precious coloured flakes (with dye and all).
While they were filling their cheeks with "the good stuff" my eldest son said, "you are the best mom". I chuckled at the thought and then accepted it graciously. In that moment, of purple dyes and sugar highs I was the best mom for my children. I'll take that!
Thank God for:
- the lake that supplies soothing sounds, pleasure for the eyes, and a playground for my children
-our new snow cone "machine"
-the $1 rack at our favourite store
-picnics at the park
Join Ann Voskamp as she gives thanks.