Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Monopoly and taco boats

I have been reading The Five Love languages of Children. Well, I've more or less been skimming it. But it's interesting to ponder; how does your child gauge how you love them? I have come to the conclusion that for both of my kids, it is quality time. Honestly, we spend a lot of time in the same house, but not 'together.' So, this weekend, we played Monopoly.


Let me interrupt my short and sweet family anecdotes by admitting that board games make me realize how competitive I am. I feel so go-with-the-flow. UNTIL I play board games. Oh, I am just horrible. I get so determined. I want to win, win, win! AND! When I win, I am a loud and obnoxious winner, flaunting it every which way I can. When I lose, I'm a sore loser. These are not things I want to teach my kids, I know, but I cannot help it. I just can't.

So, I did not win Monopoly, per say. We had to put it away, because we ran out of time. Luckily, my kids did not have to bear witness to my childishness - this time.

But, a-ha. Look who else is a silly willy:


Is that a cute headband on my cute husband? Why, yes, it is. (he is going to KILL me!! mwahahahahah (evil laugh))

Anyway, we've been spending more quality time together. AND I have taken over dinner duty (that cute man in the headband used to make dinner every night. yes. I know! He rocks. But I decided to take over...) So, I have been trying to introduce fun, yet super nutritious meals. Last night, we made our very own taco-less tacos (they thought this name was uber funny. They're really called taco boats). Instead of using tacos or tortillas, you use lettuce leaves as the holder of all of your taco fillings. We had avocado, onion, tomato, meat, black olives, and shredded cheese.


And I thought it would be funny to document just how much everyone loved their taco-less tacos:




And knitting.....

Do you think it is funny that I alternate watching Downton Abbey and Breaking Bad while I knit? I should look to see if it affects my tension.

Anyway, presently, I am working on a special newborn valentine hat.



I think I like making special baby items best. I also just whipped up a pink pixie hat and a cotton heirloom dress, all soon to be put up in the shop.