Alaina Tales…

In our home everything turns out to be a teachable moment as I’m sure most of you do with your children.  I do find that in these moments that our kids do understand the point quicker and the life lesson is far more valuable than just reading it from a book, per say. 
On Valentine’s Day my hubby surprised me with–a four course meal. Ofcourse the three girls are with us as but Dan set the stage pretty well. There were roses and cards for all of us, our China was laid out, the dinner candles were lit and all us girls sat patiently awaiting the yummiest food. Dan told the girls that it was a special dinner and he pretended it was a fancy restaurant. As he served us, we both taught the girls about how we would behave in a very fancy restaurant. We talked about where you would keep your napkin, which fork to use, how to stay in your seat, how to cut your meat, how to order, using manners, the conversations you can have at a dinner table and the list goes on! 

Dan happily took his time serving each one of us and played the role of “waiter” pretty well. The girls got a kick out him adding salads to their plates or the appetizers and even Aliyah got into it by making her own choices–it was a blast! 

It was time for him to sit and enjoy the delicious food with us as we celebrated Valentine’s Day as a family. But

I looked across the table and there is my five year old staring at me. I asked, “Alaina what’s wrong, don’t you like the food?” She shifted her eyes slightly to the side glaring at her daddy while slyly pointing at him and says quietly at the table (because we do not raise our voices in a fancy restaurant), ” I don’t know if I can eat; why is this waiter eating with us?” 

Ofcourse, we all erupted in laughter and that teachable moment went a different direction that night. More tales of Alaina to come as she has been developing into her own little personality! 

Happy Friday Everyone! 


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Diana Hernandez
    Feb 24, 2017 @ 18:21:40

    ohhh my Alaina! How I miss her! Is she still sweeping out witches? 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  2. Kim Jones Turner
    Feb 24, 2017 @ 12:56:27

    Oh my gosh!!! Too funny!

    Liked by 1 person


  3. Josh
    Feb 24, 2017 @ 12:49:09

    Classic Alaina! She is too funny

    Liked by 1 person


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