I tried two new recipes last night – ranch pork chops and roasted veggies. I knew I wanted to make my husband’s cheesy garlic mashed potatoes, but I didn’ t know what to make with them. After a quick internet search, I served Ranch Pork Chops, Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Veggies and Herbed Onion Bread.
Remember when you could openly and freely smother your son with hugs and kisses? Tickle his belly? Roll around on the floor with him? Throw him on your hip and dance around the living room together?
You used to read stories, hang out in forts together, snuggle on the couch and spend hours in the back yard together. You could tell when he was tired, before he even knew it himself. You knew that when he seemed crabby for no apparent reason what-so-ever, it was snack time. You could sense when he needed alone time and when he wanted to spend time with mom.
You were virtually inseparable. And you knew him better than anyone else knew him. Remember?
One of my favorites….I try not to make it too often, however, because only one of my kids will eat it. Apparently there are too many veggies involved!
I have six kids. The three oldest are in their preteen and teenage years. The three youngest are in their preschool/toddler years. There is a BIG difference between the oldest three and the youngest three, when it comes to entertaining themselves.
The oldest three could play by themselves. I have two out of the youngest three that can not. What makes the difference? Did my parenting change? Does birth order make a difference? Or is personality a factor? Maybe it’s our world today.