Friday, February 11, 2011

The Princess Problem

I HATE entitlement!! Its my biggest pet peeve. When I encounter someone who feels like they are entitled to something in life, I let out a little growl under my breath. (( I am related to some of these said people....... More irritation ensues!))

So you can understand how I am conflicted with the princess problem.

My daughter follows in the line of ten stinky, rough, tackling, fishing, pretend gun toting cousins and brother!! (Not one girl in the whole extended family!) The first time I saw her sweet little face after so many boys my first thought was that she was sure to be a tom-boy. BOY....was I wrong!

She could not be more girly.

She is in love with play jewelry, wants to play dress up, pretends to put on make up, wears play heels around the house, wants to pick her own cute clothes, and loves the colors pink and purple. She is ALL girl.

Lately she has really been into anything princess. It makes me worry a little bit. My vision starts getting cloudy with visions of "toddlers and tiaras" and demanding things from her "throne"!

I am exaggerating of course, its all fun right now. Its my role in it that I am worried about. How should you handle the princess problem?

I have no concern with her watching the movies, dressing up and pretending. She could wear her Cinderella dress to mall for all I care.

Everywhere you turn its pictures of tiaras, castles, wall hangings that state " I'm a princess" or "spoiled". Not exactly the message I want to send to my little girl!

I have been pondering which way I should go with this for a while now. I have landed upon a conclusion that I can live with.

My daughter is a princess.

Because she is a child of the King.

I tell her often. "Do you know that you are a child of the king???" She nods knowingly that yes, of course she is.

He sees her, thinks she is lovely and wants her to act like royalty.

I am called to raise her as a royal child.

To show her that she is beautiful on the inside and out. To live up to her royal calling by putting others before herself, serving where it is needed.

By giving herself the highest of standers. Acting as princess should. Not by demanding her own way but by listening to the King, obeying and serving.

Its a tall order. One that I as her mama have been called to do. "Yikes"...comes to mind.

So I don't mind the tiaras, dress up clothes and princess wall art because the truth is that she is a princess.

But like a true princess its more about a royal calling than what is coming her way.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Works for me Wednesday: Kid Friendly dinner

Hubs has been working alot of overtime and that means that I have been trying to discover kid friendly dinners. (That doesn't take much effort to make!) I am running out of ideas....

The other night I got out some hamburger and fried it up not sure what I was going to do with it. I found a tube of crescent rolls and some cheese and decided that I would would try my hand at cheeseburger squares.

I just unrolled the crescents and filled the center with a little bit of cooked meat and good amount of cheese. I folded the crescents over and pinched them shut and then baked until golden.

I have to tell you that my kids dipped them in ketchup and then gobbled them was a hit!!

I thought I would share in case you were looking for a quick kid friendly meal !!!

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Central Ohio Readers - Coupon and free tickets to the Sports, Vacation and Boat show!

If you are like me, you are about done with this winter weather!! (And living in Ohio you know that we probably have much more ahead of us :) )

We can always dream about warmer weather though, right? The Columbus Sports, Vacation and Boat show is coming to town!! It will take place Feb 10th- 13th at the Ohio Expo Center at the Ohio State Fairgrounds. (Kids under $13 are free!!!)

I was just sent this great coupon for $3 off admission to the Columbus Sports, Vacation, and Boat show! You can print it off here!!!

If you leave a comment about what you would like to check out at this fun show, you could win a pair of free tickets!! I will be posting the winner tomorrow evening...good luck guys!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Menu Plan Monday: Comfort classics

This week I am wanting classic comfort food. (It could be all the snow and ice we have been dealing with!) I am excited to try a new stuffing and chicken recipe...I hope its as yummy as it sounds! Happy eating y'all!! (And stay warm!!)

Monday: Baked chicken and stuffing, green beans, corn

Tuesday: Baked lasagna, tossed salad, garlic bread

Wednesday: Leftover - if its not movin.....

Thursday: Pork roast with sauerkraut, broccoli, mashed potatoes

Friday: Pizza Night!

Saturday: Black bean, rice, corn, cheese and chicken grilled wrap, re fried beans

Sunday: meatloaf, twice baked potatoes casserole, mixed veggies