I kept thinking, “I can’t make homemade marshmallows – it’ll just be too hard!” Well, that ain’t the first time I’ve been wrong. Just in time to make homemade marshmallow Peeps for Easter, here you go…
So, we’re selling our homestead and that means, although we’re still living in our house, we’re pretending like we don’t live here. We don’t own a lot besides books but what we do own is boxed and out of the house. We have pillows and some pans and our school stuff but nothing that could be considered fluff. I was brutal with myself in the kitchen and packed most of my toys; I left out my
Take the time to make homemade marshmallows
That night of campfire and homemade s’mores was the most fun we’ve had in long while of packing, cleaning and remodeling. That night, after the festivities, as I sat with the baby for a moment before I put her in bed, I just kept thinking to myself how glad I was that we embraced that bit of whimsy on that quiet Sabbath day. What if I’d said I was too tired, or that we couldn’t unpack something we’ve already packed (I’ve already had to say that about so many things) or that we just didn’t have time. The longer I’m a parent, the more I search out those opportunities to say yes to my children.
YES! Let’s take a walk in the rain. YES! Let’s finger paint in the bathtub. YES! Let’s stay up late to finish reading our family book. YES! Let’s make homemade marshmallows. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a veteran parent say, “Boy, I really should have said no more often when the kids had a fun idea!” So, I encourage you, especially this Easter season as we celebrate renewal and cycles of healing to find more ways to say yes to the children in your life. Or the good friends. Or the close family members. Whatever. Just make homemade marshmallows.
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