I’ve always enjoyed the time I spend at the Lloyd Center Mall. And what’s even greater is that I am constantly finding out new things on offer there. For example, I had vaguely heard whispers about the Momtopia program but never really looked into it. Until yesterday. And boy was I happy I did stumble upon this. It’s all about the importance of being a mom, but simultaneous to that, of being a woman with needs too. It’s about making extra time for us by either finding easy entertainment possibilities for our kids, or just doing something totally for ourselves.
So when I discovered the online section on some tried and tested ideas for kids on rainy days, I knew that would be perfect for me, as it would be something new to keep my kids busy (and out of trouble)! One of the ideas was preparing food with the kids. Now, of course Ethan is a little young (they suggested the youngest age being two) but Jayden is for sure old enough. He started by cleaning the veggies (and eating some cucumbers along the way – it’s always been his favorite food!) and also measuring the dry ingredients (although much of the flour spilled on the floor but I didn’t make a big deal out of that). And then, once we’d made a quiche (with zucchinis by the way, not cucumbers!) he was so excited to eat it. I think he ate more at that one sitting than ever before. Clearly the advice on Montopia about getting kids involved in food preparation is a good one.
I’m looking forward to learning more about how to take care of my kids – and myself – through Momtopia; another great gift from the mall, this time one that didn’t burn a hole in the credit card!