Saturday, January 22, 2011

Future cook

Mackenzie got an Easy Bake Oven set for Christmas from her Mimi and Papa. I was so excited to get to do this with her. We opened it up one morning and rather than wanting to make the goodies, she wanted to take all the accessories upstairs to her playroom. She has a play kitchen up there that our neighbors handed down to her. Next thing I know she comes downstairs, grabs the instruction manual and says "I need to read the recipe," then she bolted back upstairs.

I walked up and saw this:

"Next we need sugar."

I think I have a future cook on my hands and I couldn't be more proud!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Overpowering the frustration

If you are a parent, you need to see this video.

I follow the blog for The Mom Creative and, have been for a very long time. I saw this video posted the other day but didn't watch it.

My Aunt shared this same video tonight through facebook.

I took that as I need to see this. You see, Matt and I have been getting very frustrated with Mackenzie. She's getting pretty bold in how she responds to us. Is this what happens at 3 1/2 years old? I hate to say it but it's almost as though she is becoming a brat. I often find myself just staring up at the ceiling not knowing what to even say to her. Do you think she acts this way in public?

Not ever.

Watching the video reminded me of the little things that I cherish about her. She has the silliest laugh. Getting reminded of that just brought complete joy to my heart which overpowered my frustration.

Watch the video and find yourself being overjoyed with love for your children. Let the frustrations melt away for a moment while you focus on their silly quirks.