The Three Little Pigs!

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When I was a little girl it was always my dream to return home from school and be with my Mom.  I wanted that milk and cookie moment and to be asked how was my day.  Unfortunately, my Mom worked in Brooklyn so her and my Dad had a big commute everyday and understandably did not have the opportunity for this greet and eat.  I completely understand the sacrifice that they both made on a daily basis in order to provide us with beautifully enriched lives and for there to be nothing we had to go without. Our parents did an amazing job raising us, taking us on great vacations, celebrating holidays to the fullest, and so much more. I had a great childhood.  I just really and truly wanted this. I envied the kids who had this.  I always wondered if they realized just how lucky they were to have their Mom’s.  As a child I always felt guilty for wishing and wanting this and for being angry that I didn’t because I knew in my heart that my parents were doing the best that they could and would be there if they could.  I still feel guilty about even as an adult because I don’t ever want my parents to feel bad or make them feel that they weren’t there for me in a way that I wanted them to be or simply that it wasn’t good enough.  Please don’t pity me, I never went home to an empty house.  My Nana was always there to welcome us home.  It just wasn’t my Mom and I only wanted her.  As a result of my experience, I knew that when I became a Mother I wanted to be there when my littles got home.  I wanted to provide the milk and cookie moment.  I am so thankful for my life experiences.  I am so thankful and grateful that our family can do this each and everyday.  It is such a gift for me and I look forward to this special moment every single day.  I Love it and I truly Love my Mom.  Mama, thank you for being the best Mother. I love you so much and I just can not get enough of you.

This is a small glimpse into our “Greet and Eat”.  Joby loves the story of The Three Little Pigs so we did a retelling of the story and had a complimentary snack while talking about all the highs, lows, and sillys of their day.  They loved all of the ingredients of the snack and how it represented the story.  They loved it and I loved it even more!

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3 Responses to The Three Little Pigs!

  1. Marie says:

    I am so happy your 3 littles have the opportunity to have you for all these special treasured moments. I love you so very, very much.
    Mom

  2. Alison says:

    Hershey's chocolate and salty pretzels and chips….I want to do milk and cookies with you too <3 <3 <3

  3. brian says:

    That brick house almost didnt get built by those piggies if Daddy hung around those candy bar pieces any longer.