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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Put Those Kids to Work

Last night hubby was making dinner and the kids were running around like chickens with their heads cut off...I guess the first day back to school sure gave them a lot of energy.

So he suggested putting them to work so they both happily set the table. We had Orange/Lime Grilled Shrimp with Black Beans and Rice along with a 1905 salad (recipe from Columbia Restaurant).

After dinner I suggested that the kids can do the dishes while we relax...Love thought it was a great idea as anything involving cleaning is right up her alley. Zman told Love that she would rinse and he would load the dishwasher. During this Zman didn't know I was video taping them at first and just thought I was taking a picture...he was telling me what books he finished reading and that he went to the library to get another book (he asked for and got 5 books for Christmas...chapter books folks)...I love this boy!!!

You may ask yourself what I was doing while hubby cooked and the kids set the table...oh I was having a cocktail!!!

29 comments:

Maki said...

You are one lucky woman, wife and a mother!!!

I LOVE the salad from Columbia - they have great food!!!

Gwen said...

Too Funny!!! I should have made a mojito last night when my chores were finished. :) And the dress is from New York & Company. Have a fabulous day!!!

Courtney said...

Thanks for your nice comment about my dog, Juneau. It's going to be hard but I know it will get easier!

Speaking of cocktails, I think that's just what I need . . . a WHOLE night of them!

missy said...

you have just an awesome husband...maybe you should look into moving to iowa....in my neighborhood!!!! we love food here!!:0)
i love when our kids "do" the dishes...it doesn't happen often so i do enjoy those times they do it!!! :0)
hope you are off to a great start for 2009!!!!

Lindsey said...

Aww so cute! You deserve to sit back with that cocktail! Enjoy! And can I just say, that dinner sounds AH-MAZING!

The Pink Potpourri said...

i love it! your kids are awesome!

Lump said...

they are so cute!

Shorty said...

And Hello to Zman and Love, too!!! Kudos to you, Mom! And, its great that Zman loves to read so much. Ahh the places he'll go!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

oh you lucky girl!! I can't wait to put my kids to work some day!

THE Stephanie said...

Can't see the videoat work, but I'm sure it's cute.

Missed you dearly!!! Hope you had a wonderful holiday!!!

Angie Seaman said...

Awesome - love that! You deserve to be pampered. :)

Also, yes...Kenidi
s class gets to take weekly field trips and they are usually geared around "community based projects." They have a cooking class in class from time to time and thus why they go to these type places to purchase the food. They teach them to be independent - putting food in the cart on their own - finding specifically labeled grocery items, etc. It's too cool! They also get to swim at a local indoor pool once a week for field trips as well. Brennen is so ticked that he doesn't get two field trips each week like she does. Ha ha! Her class and the staff within it ROCK! We couldn't be more pleased.
Hope you are keeping the shells warm for me sista'! I mean it...I want a weekly report. Ha ha!
Hugs, Angie
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The Mom said...

Sweet! I'm going to have my fam read this post! LOL

Savvy Mode SG said...

you go girl. put those kids to work. i can't imagine what might happen if my niece is to do dishes. i guess if my sis wants new dishes then...

The Heckathorns said...

How close are you to me? Isn't that always the way...you meet someone and then you have to leave! Yes my : year old is very sassy and hates to clean! You mention the C-word and she's gone! LOL! I'll show her this video...

The Wife O Riley said...

I am so jealous they you guys are wearing shorts and t-shirts! I can't seem to get warm enough here.

Mariah said...

Having a cocktail while your family slaves away = brilliant!

dolcechic said...

They're adorable! You've done a wonderful job :)

Melissa said...

Love it.... and you go girl with your cocktail!! You deserve it!!

PorkStar said...

very nice yes.. and oh the food.. oh the food, oh lord!! yum

enthalpymama said...

That rocks!

...love Maegan said...

Hello Kiddies! So cute. And so helpful!

Doublebanker said...

I alway drink when I'm in charge of the kiddies :)

Leon Basin said...

Hey,how are you doing?

jenkins_k08 said...

i have been meaning to add you to my blog list & i just not got around to it! but i love reading. :)

Fifi Flowers said...

Your menu sounds delicious!

MindyLew said...

Good job - Sounds like they are all taking care good care of MOM.
Great helpers - Keep up the good work!!!

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Live.Love.Eat said...

Oh nice. I cannot wait until my son is old enough to help. And your dinner sounded awesome!!!!! Share the recipe?

aloted said...

wow..did u say your daughter was just turning 4 and she can wash dishes!! wow! i love your kinda mum skills...

i would definitely put my kids and their father to work when i have them. they can't all stress me out!

:)