Sunday, 11 June 2017

I Am happy When.....

Have you ever thought what an empty lunch box can give?

Empty Lunch Boxes

Happiness can be found in little things that surrounds us. Simple things can bring big smile on our faces. There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy.

My world revolves around my kids. And my thoughts revolve around what food to prepare for them so that they enjoy it and finish it fast.  I know it is going to sound awkward for few of you, but I am happy when "I take out empty lunch boxes from my kids' school bag after they come from school". Empty lunch boxes gives me happiness.

Yes, very true, I am happy when my kids finish their meals without any hassles. It brings big smile on my face. It gives me great satisfaction that they ate something healthy which gave them some energy to work hard in the school.

It's kind of mission accomplished thing for me. My kids are fussy eaters. It is very stressful to throw out uneaten food for me. If it is some dry food item which can still be eaten, then I make them finish it first, before giving them new food again. Sometimes it becomes really hard to handle this.

I think it's a dream of every mom that their kids eat well without any hassles. And it's not that fussy eater's mom's don't try hard. We try hard and of course we try giving them every kind of food. And what I believe is, not every habit can be changed. It can be improved up to some extent only.

So you are lucky if your kid eats properly. It's not always your effort that pays. Some kids eat properly by themselves. I have applied so many tricks to prevent mealtime hassles. But it doesn't work always.

For me, it takes less time to cook food than to make my kids finish their food.

We try eating together at home so that I can praise them when they are eating really well and fast. 

Some kids are slow eaters and some are fast eaters. My elder one eats very slow that sometimes I have to say, your breakfast will become lunch if you keep eating at this speed.

Getting my kids eat vegetables requires begging, threats, lecture and lots of tactics.

Sometimes we have to resort to the tricks like - no desert after the food or no other food for few hours etc.

So, I am really happy when my kids' finish their food that I prepare for them without any of the above kind of fights. If they finish their meals properly then it gives me a feeling that my work for the day really got finished. It gives me a mission accomplished feeling and a feeling of victory. On the other hand, I feel frustrated and annoyed, if I have to face mealtime hassles. And when mom is happy, whole house becomes happy automatically. 

So, empty lunch boxes and hassle free mealtime's gives me happiness in true sense.

 ‘This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’

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