Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tuesday at the Table

My story today is short and sweet, and alas there are no pics. But it's too good not to share and remember. . .

So once a week, I pick up grandgirl (28 months) from childcare, and she and I and hubby and my mom "gg" all  spend the evening together. Usually it's at our house, and as I finish up dinner, my mom  and grandgirl set the table. Well this last week due to a crazy schedule, we all met up at gg's. And seriously, as mom and I pulled together our simple meal, grandgirl opened cupboards and drawers and began to set the table, totally unprompted, and with very little direction. Admittedly, it was not the most orderly of table settings, but there were placemats, napkins, plates, silverware, and with gg's help, glasses - for everyone. And with dinner ready to go, grandgirl directed each of us to our seats.

It's a simple thing really, but a precious reminder of how young our little ones "get it". And grandgirl "gets" how families work together, and the importance of the table. And what a blessing that is.

24 comments:

  1. that's such a gorgeous story and you should all be very proud, families are the glue in this world and don't get appreciated enough

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  2. Priceless! The importance of habits and quality family time, enjoy them. JAne

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  3. I agree Debbie. They start young wanting to help. The dish washing, not so much.....

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  4. What a sweetie! It always amazes me how much these little ones understand. We often don't give them enough credit. They can do more than we think and absorb everything. It's great that you are giving her such lovely things to absorb!

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  5. Very impressive! And what great memories....these stories last a lifetime.

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  6. What a sweet story, thanks for sharing! I think we sometimes underestimate children, they can do so much on their own!

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  7. How very sweet, and yes, a blessing. I think that your family does "family" the way it was meant to be done. :)

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  8. Oh and how great to enjoy as they grow way to fast.

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  9. Ahh, seating plans at her age, definitely a hostess with the mostess in the making there!

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  10. Aw. I thoroughly enjoyed that story. Thank you!

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  11. Awww. Sweet. And I call my little one GG sometimes so I especially liked this post. :)

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  12. Debbie, this is such a great little story! My girls love to help set the table too. I want to encourage them to enjoy doing these kinds of things as much as I can while they're still enthusiastic about it!

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  13. Oh this is like the sweetest story ever. Little kids are the best!

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  14. This is such a sweet story! I so wanted to see pictures of her table though! :) very cute!!!

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  15. So sweet. I love that she is learning such a lovely tradition.

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  16. How absolutely sweet. And so young!!

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  17. Awww! How wonderful! This post totally made my day!

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  18. Ohhh--so precious! Hugs to you all. :)

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  19. That is so sweet. I have a 5 year old and these kind of moments are precious :-)

    I had a question too - did I miss your collection of links for recipes this month. I love checking them out when I get some time :-)

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