The Stuff Great Days Are Made Of

9 Nov

If you’re a Stay-At-Home-Mom, Work-At-Home-Mom, Work-Away-From-Home Mom, well…just plain old mom, then you know just how hard we often try to create these amazing moments for our kids.  Which generally leads to the following:  frustration, lack of time, little money, more frustration, comparison to those fantastic blogs where “every” day is a perfectly magical day (not. true.), feelings of inadequacy, and…  You get the picture.  This is NOT one of those posts.

After many late nights of too much work and too little sleep (thank you teething babe), I sat on the floor with the kids very early this morning and decided to throw caution to the wind.  Have a party.  No nothing fancy.  Pull out the china (yes, that’s from a grocery store and not a fancy-shmancy china place). Hang a banner that we fashioned with some old scrap material.  Bake cookies.  AND sip hot chocolate “tea” with dark chocolate peppermint swizzle sticks (LOVE, thank you Aldi’s!).

The kids thought it was magical.  It cost: nothing.  Warm milk going down, chocolate smeared about with a side of “we’re having a party” shouts are enough to make kids think that they are having the MOSTest special time in the whole world.  And why shouldn’t they?

…because this is the stuff GREAT days are made of.


8 Responses to “The Stuff Great Days Are Made Of”

  1. Jennifer Owens November 9, 2011 at 6:01 pm #

    Wow… how fun does that sound!!! I bet the kids had a blast. And I just GOTTA make a trip to Aldis for those peppermint swizzle sticks, yum!!!!

    • ashleymillerphotography November 9, 2011 at 8:19 pm #

      They’re great. Nice & small. Hit’s the spot =) Also, perfect to throw in Christmas present “thank you” bags. I generally throw them together for teachers.

  2. showmestmom November 9, 2011 at 6:13 pm #

    Love – Precious – Dedicated – Responsible all wrapped up into one!

  3. Hernan November 9, 2011 at 6:54 pm #

    I love those kids!! and you too…and loca too…

  4. Caro Miller November 9, 2011 at 9:16 pm #

    Que hermoso momento, mágico y lleno de amor…

    Estos son los recuerdos mas hermosos de la niñez y que quedan para SIEMPRE


  5. Carolyn Spratt November 10, 2011 at 11:50 am #

    Adorable……………..Of course…………they are MY grandchildren!!

  6. Alberto y Mirta November 11, 2011 at 1:42 am #

    Son nuestros Grandes Amores!!!!! somos tan felices de verlos crecer rodeados de
    mucho AMOR, lo que mas necesitan los ninios.
    En pocos dias disfrutaremos de ellos y seguro comeremos cookies y tomaremos
    Los Abus de Argentina

  7. Bri Distler-Parkins November 11, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    oh man how adorable are those kids… it!

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