Published on September 18, 2012 inParenting on LandOMoms.com
Mornings are hard.
The day in and day out of getting myself up in time, managing to wake the children out of their deep slumber, and then attempting to make a hearty breakfast, sometimes sends our mornings into a bit of chaos.
That is not my desire, so every once in a while I begin the morning with something extra special: breakfast in bed. I know you are all thinking that is reserved for anniversaries and once a year occasions, but here’s my take on breakfast in bed.
Why do we save it for only really special occasions? Are time, money or schedules factors which put it in the “only for special occasion’s box?” One of the things I have learned in my balance of beauty and bedlam, which I reiterate over and over again, is that it’s “the little things that are the big things.”
It only takes one extra minute to pull out a serving tray to serve breakfast, and possibly two additional minutes to put it on a tray and walk up to our children’s bedrooms.
I’m trying to throw away the notion that everyone lives in a Pinterest-perfect world, except me. Throw out the pressure that breakfast in bed equates with gourmet foods.
This is about taking intentional time to say, “I Love You” …Just because…
We had one lone, left over Krispy Kreme donut that in some miraculous feat our boys did not eat. I threw a few strawberries on top, along with the typical scrambled eggs and one lone cookie (which she did NOT eat…), and memories were made.
Did you have a rough day with a child? Maybe the best way to encourage and build up that relationship is by serving their favorite cereal to them in bed? It will become a shared magical memory that will last forever.
So don’t let procrastination become your middle name by waiting for just the right time. Honestly, when I do that, it’s never the right time.
Show someone how much you care by serving breakfast in bed this week.
The reason…just because. Cherishing your special one takes just minutes of your time, and will speak in ways that will not be remembered with just words.