Kids’ Happy Hour

There is one time of day (out of many) that can be particularly tricky for me and that is the time when I am preparing dinner. I can’t cook and talk at the same time. So, I’ve come up with what you could call a kids’ happy hour to cope with it and I believe it is healthy. I have noticed that no child can resist an artfully arranged platter of cut veggies and fruits – add to that a large sheet of paper, crayons and lemon water with a straw and the deal is sealed! You’ve  just bought yourself 20 uninterrupted minutes in the kitchen.

Fresh fruit, veggies and art - what could be better?

Just rinse and slice some peppers, strawberries, grapes - whatever your child really likes and lay them out on a dish.

Lay down a sheet of newsprint paper (18" x 24" pad paper available at Blick and other art stores), a few crayons and your child will be pulled to the table like a magnet.

Ice water with a slice of lemon and a colorful straw suddenly makes H2O more appealing.

Added benefit: if my kids finish off this platter (and they usually do) I am OK with their selective eating habits at dinner time.

And by the way – don’t forget the music. Put on something you and your kids can both enjoy – it makes this time more fun and it keeps the TV off.

Comments (3):

  1. G.

    August 5, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Love this idea. I just found your blog via Dollar Store crafts! I love it. So glad I stopped by. 🙂

  2. Christen

    April 7, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Bah-rilliant. Simply brilliant. Happy hour indeed. Your blog is nothing less than inspiring. So glad I stumbled on it!

    • camilla

      April 8, 2011 at 6:26 am

      Christen, Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your kind comment – take care, Camilla

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