As mothers I think we get caught up in feeling like every detail of every day needs to be perfect which just sets us up for failure. I learned a valuable lesson one morning while making breakfast for my five-year old Kanon! His fave way to start a cold winter day is with a big bowl of Cream of Wheat! I'm a bit of a perfectionist and there have been mornings where I'll literally make it and toss it. Only to try to make a smoother, more perfect bowl for him.
One morning while I was rushing to make his Cream of Wheat (some butter, sugar, cinnamon and a bit of milk), I was devastated that it turned out a bit lumpy. We had things to do that morning, so I knew that I couldn't make another bowl, so I handed it over-lumps and all. A funny thing happened-HE SCARFED IT DOWN without a single complaint.
|My cutie pie with his Cream of Wheat|