A Great Father's Day!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

I hope that you all had a great father's day!  I know that we did.  I can't begin to tell you how lucky I am to have such a wonderful husband who is also an amazing dad.

I am also lucky to have such a great dad who was a positive influence on me during my childhood.

My dad circa 1960
Waking up on father's day, our son wanted nothing more than to cook breakfast for his dad.  So I let the kids take over the kitchen and thanks to what my son has learned in scouts, and my daughter has learned from helping me in the kitchen, they needed very little help from me when it came to the actual cooking.

Drew and Carly preparing to cook
 Of course I was there for moral support and to rescue them if they needed it, but I was pleasantly surprised that they had this handled!

Drew cooking scrambled eggs
Even though everything went well, my first thought was to say no.  I knew that they would make a mess, and I knew that I would probably have to help clean up.  Sometimes it is just easier to do things yourself.  But what kind of a lesson would I be teaching my children if I didn't let them try things, especially on their own?

Yes my kitchen was a mess, and yes I did have to help with the clean-up.  But what my children gain was a sense of accomplishment and a bit of self-esteem as they told grandparents and aunts and uncles that they were able to fix breakfast by themselves.

It was worth every bit of that mess to see how happy it made them.  And it was nice to see how impressed my husband was with the special breakfast that he got from his kids.  So go ahead and let your children help.  Take the time to make a little mess, and encourage them.  After all it is the only way they will learn.

Happy Father's Day!


  1. This is a great blog post! It is cool to see kids do stuff like that for parents. I'm sure the kiddos felt really proud to do that for their dad! Awesome!

    1. They really did feel good about it. They told everyone they saw all day that they had made breakfast for daddy. I just loved it!

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