Wednesday, June 08, 2005


A Blast From the Past

Some of my fondest memories from my childhood are of toy dishes, and eating real food off of them. My mom was the greatest.

The other day in Wal Mart I spied a set of toy dishes. I have been wanting to get some for the boys, but didn't want to risk a reaction from Dave for buying them "girly" toys. (That is another subject entirely.) Anyway, after pondering for a couple days, and mentioning the possibility of the purchase to Dave without negative results, I returned and purchased the set.
These are good quality, break resistant, even dishwasher safe! Too bad they didn't come with a dishwasher. *sigh* The colors are bright primary colors: green, blue, red, yellow. The utensils are a great size, actually usable.

Anyway, I was really excited about the toy dishes, maybe more for myself than for my kids. I brought them home. Devin and Caleb were pretty thrilled with the new aquisition, and I let them rinse the dishes after I washed them. I don't recall ever thinking that helping with the dishes was fun, but maybe my memory fails me. The boys love it.

We ate our dinner on them. Just me and the boys. Dave was out fishing. We had a gourmet meal of strawberry jello, canned peas (yech!), vienna sausages, string cheese, and apple sauce, with milk as our beverage. The boys have never drank so much milk in one meal! It was quite the party, and very fun for all of us. Even Ethan loved it. He was thrilled with having so many dishes in front of him, and kept rearranging them. The utensils were just the right size for him.

So I have come full circle. I was a child eating off of toy dishes with my mom, and now I am the mom eating off toy dishes with my children. I shared my thoughts on this with my boys, and Devin and Caleb seemed to think it was neat. Ethan was busy saying "Mmm!" with each bite of food.

Building memories on memories. Parenthood is a wonderful gift...

Cute, very cute. I love the Vienna sausuges. I think if you need to rant Maren just do it here. He can not stop you from blogging when it is YOUR blog. Just a thought. I also think he has a closer attachment than the rest of us to the lifegiver. What do you think?
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