Rather than wait another moment to finish my long and rambling post about my summer – I thought I would let everyone know that I am not dead. My fingers have not been severed. I am still here somewhere north of nowhere on the eastern plains of Colorado.
And I have been wanting to share this photo for a while. Lily looked at this picture today and said, “RAINBOW!”
Yes. This is kind of the point.
I have some nice dishes that were my mothers. Many are broken, but I love them. I think about replacing them, but the pattern is discontinued and the cost is more than my thin wallet can bear. They are beige. Some muted gray green and mauve appear in the pattern. They are easy to look at. Relaxing. This is generally my taste.
Before Lily I never would have dreamed of buying dishes in such a wide array of bright and exciting colors. I would have enjoyed their intensity on the shelf at the store. I would not have brought them home.
I was at the grocery store in the seasonal aisle when this set of “picnic” dishes caught my eye. The price was right. I could afford both color schemes and get the bowls as well for less than $20. And… I knew Lily would love them.
At meal times I let her pick the color of her dishes. We talk about the colors. I praise her exuberantly when she correctly names the colors. We have fun.
She has been a gift to me in so many ways. This time she brought color back to the kitchen, and I discovered a new way to work learning into our every day activities.
Do you have anything that you have done or any thoughts that might work learning into our every day life? I’d be interested to hear.
Oh. And I’m back.