The days get pretty chilly here in January and February so I have to have a bunch of ideas up my sleeve when my little ones get antsy. I actually love when all my babes are home with nowhere to go. If we have a snowy or rainy winter day indoors, I’ll put on the record player, bring out all the blankets and let them build forts in different rooms. It becomes a place they read books or play bandits in, and if Veronica is lucky, play house. I also pull out all the art supplies from our art cabinet for play dough, painting, coloring, etc. This keeps my older ones entertained for hours.
When I was growing up, whenever it snowed, my mom would make us grilled cheese and tomato soup after we played outside. As you know, food is my love language so this memory stuck with me. I want to pass it on to my kids as well. As I have been fine combing our pantry staples, I have been trying to rid of all processed foods. So many children’s snacks and soups these days have a long list of ingredients I don’t really want them consuming. Annie’s products have been a favorite of my little ones for a few years now, so I was really happy to introduce their new soups as well. They have simple ingredients and no preservatives, artificial flavors, or synthetic colors. Even the chicken soups have organic broth and chicken. So hard to find! We used Cheddar Bunnies as croutons (sour cream flavor – come to mama!). Needless to stay they are a pantry staple now to pull out as a comfort food.
Hoping these long winter days don’t turn into begrudging ones, but good memories for them. It actually gives all of us good opportunities to practice patience and friendship. (We all need it!)
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