Yes, it’s just buttered toast with strawberries; or is it? I think as a mom I sometimes get so caught up in the routine that life becomes not so pretty. It becomes bland and boring, just like any routine. The catch is that you have the power to take that extra step and make it special once again. My little guys have been on a toast with butter or waffles and syrup kick lately. I’m bored with it. I searched around my kitchen and chose to slice these strawberries to dress it up a bit. It took me about 5 seconds, but when they saw their plates they were all smiles. They drank and ate everything. They couldn’t stop thanking me for an extra task that took me 5 seconds. This week they have vacation from school and I have made it a point to do something extra everyday. I know that when someone goes out of their way for me and surprises me with something unexpected I feel special. I feel loved. For instance, I love it when my husband brings me home hot dogs from the city. It not only reminds me of my dad, but it tells me that he listens to me when I talk about things that mean something to me. It’s never just about a hot dog.
I surprised them yesterday with chocolate milk, waffles and strawberries. I never have chocolate milk at home, so this was a huge treat. It was also simple. I had a review to do. Who says you can’t mix business with pleasure? Today, think about what you can do for your family, friends, or anyone for that matter to show them that they are special. I promise you it will make you feel just as good. Let your kids stay up late, or eat in the living room, anything that you normally don’t allow, I promise you they won’t know what hit them. Plan a theme night for your family. Make nachos, tacos, play Mexican music, have a stir fry, eat with chop sticks, be creative and have fun. It will truly make a difference in your life. Just take that extra step.