Awhile ago, I found a really wonderful blog written by Lisa-Jo Baker. I have followed her on Twitter and last night I read about something she does on Fridays. It is called, “Five Minute Friday.” She describes it as a “flash mob for writers.” It is followed on Twitter by #FMFParty. An unscripted, unedited piece of writing. Everyone is given the same topic and writes for FIVE minutes. That is it. I looked back at some of her words and thought it was a great way to keep on writing my own blog. There are definitely days that I get stumped on what to write about. Here is the link to the FMFParty information for all of my blogging friends. I thought you might be interested as well. Even if you aren’t interested in writing your own, I am sure you will find some interesting reading on it.
Today’s word is FIGHT so here goes my first FMF….
Eating has always been a cause for a fight in our house. My kids are terrible eaters and make horrible food choices. They eat about 5 different things and that is it. It makes for a lot of fighting when it comes to meal choices. Dave and I are pretty good about trying new foods and making healthy eating choices but with the kids, it just doesn’t happen. Everyone told us, they’ll grow out of it…but they are 12 and 16!! When will this happen?!?! Fight, fight, fight. It leads to arguments and frustration on all ends.
Today though, we are snowed in. Not a huge snowstorm, but one that kept us home from school and in the house. After shoveling our huge driveway, with BOTH boys helping – without an argument or fight, (yes – I used the word again,) I made a nice warm breakfast with Drew’s new waffle maker he got for his birthday. Drew asked me if he could try an egg. Now, to most people this would not cause excitement but for me, I was elated! I made him three different kinds and let him have a taste test. He ate two of them. Gobbled them up actually! The fried egg, was not a big hit, but without fighting it, HE was the one who asked to try something new. He told me that his New Year’s Resolution was going to be trying new foods.
DJ stuck to the waffles. I made a big deal about Drew trying something new, but knowing that we will be in together all day today, it was not worth starting a fight with him to try new food too. Oh well, there’s always lunch!