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May 2, 2010

It’s 10pm.

I should be in bed.

I should be prepared for my work tomorrow after my long relaxing vacation…for the 60+ hour work week.

I had a perfect night and I don’t want it to end.

My daughter made my heart melt tonight.

She ate ALL her dinner. And had seconds!

She had a bath, drank a bottle, brushed her teeth, picked up her toys, prayed and contentedly went to bed with her ‘Dalu’ (dolly) and Blankie.

She said ‘Night’, ‘I love you’.

Did I mention she’s 1 and 1/2, although she will tell you she’s 2 while holding up 1 finger with a mischievous look on her face.


Why am I so happy?

Because even when I thought dinner was nothing to be desired and my sauce was lumpy, my daughter loved it.

Excuse me?  Do you know my daughter?  She doesn’t like food.

Why did I mention our nightly rituals?

Because my daughter is well adjusted.

I mentioned I work 60 + hour work weeks right?!  Well so does my husband.

Do you know why she is well adjusted?

We eat dinner with her every night.

And sometimes if we are lucky, she hugs her MommyDaddy (one word to her) and shouts ‘Family!’

So it doesn’t matter what you cook or how you cook it or even that you cook it, have dinner with your family tomorrow night.

Hope that I may have inspired you in some way.

For more inspiration, see some of my food inspiration links!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 3, 2010 5:28 pm

    What a doll! Kids are the best. Seriously.

  2. Katie B permalink
    May 7, 2010 6:12 am

    So sweet! Those family moments are so important. Good job getting that in every day! Love you guys!

  3. May 23, 2010 5:38 pm

    Life is good then. I finally got my son into a routine. We put him to bed at 8:00 now and I love it. Daniel and I get to have “just us time” and it’s so nice. Not to mention it makes Henrik a lot happier to have a better schedule. I am still working on getting everyone to eat at the dinner table together though. So this was nice to read. We were just so use to not eating at a table that it’s been a hard habit to break.

    Families are so fun. They make life worth it.

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