type='text/javascript'/> A Latte Talk: Dirt and Food

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Dirt and Food

NO.... not dirt and food.

I mean Dirt. and Food.

Today was like 10 gazillion degrees, it felt a. mazing. I got nothing... nothing... absolutely nothing done all afternoon. Just sat and soaked in the sunny day.

Ahhhhh.

I deeply apologize to any of y'all who really say y'all and don't know what the fuss is all about. I mean, it's 10 gazillion degrees where you are all the time, so what's the big deal?? Well, y'all are gonna just have to get over it. We're a little giddy.

I feel compelled to talk about dirt some more. Bear with me.

I vividly remember a pivotal moment back when Corene was right around one year old. I was helping my mom with a garage sale. She had a dirt driveway, and I was really struggling with what to do with Corene. She had NEVER played in dirt before. I had never before allowed her sweet little smooth body to be defiled like this. I remember, consciously saying to myself, "I am going to let her play in the dirt. I am going to let her do this. This is what kids do." It was a big deal to me.

Fast forward to today... I feel, ummm... a little differently. Some of my all time favorite pictures of my kids are when they're totally covered in dirt. Here's some camp dirt on Ava a few years back. Campsite dirt is the best. And dontcha like the unsnapped onesie. Classy people, we are.

My kids and Miles (of the clan of Jenna) were in our backyard today for like 3 hours, just digging in dirt. Nobody fought, save the one little brawl where a little boy (who will remain nameless) wanted to kill a worm, and a little girl (who will remain nameless) did NOT want the little boy to kill the worm because God. MADE. worms... (doesn't matter to her that God made spiders too...). I'm happy to report that nobody was injured, all is peaceful now, everybody's happy, and the worm escaped it's untimely fate.

And fun was had by all.

"Fun? What fun?"
I adore my kids. I really do. Just look at those toes. If they were clean, I'd eat 'em.


Speaking of eating, on to food. Doesn't talk of digging all day in the sun just make you HUNGRY?? This Friday's Foody Friday will have the theme of side dishes.

Doesn't have to be anything fancy! Sometimes simple is better! Just make sure it is yummy. :)


What do you cook to go with meat on the grill? What do you make when you need one other thing on the plate? What's your favorite salad? What kind of rice or potatoes do you make? (There will be a potato recipe here at A Latte Talk).

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Apparently that's what Isaac thinks you should make. Seriously. Go get cooking. :)

PS... I'm playing with my header. Is it too creepy?? Tell me. It's a funny story how I got that picture. I'll tell you about it another time.

5 comments:

Becoming Me said...

Fun, fun post. Your blog always makes me smile. Your kids are delicious! So cute.

Um...since you asked, and if you read any of my posts as I know you do...well, you know I'm honest. :-) So yes, in my for what it is worth opinion, the header is a wee bit creepy/spooky. :-)

But your blog is AWESOME

Jenny said...

Yeah, I'm thinking it's too creepy. As Jenna said to me, "I liked it at first, and then I thought, She's still THEEEEERRRRRE! She's still LOOOOKKKKING at me!!!" And I even toned it down a bit.

I'm just not a designer. I have this cute idea in my head, but don't know how to pull it off...

thanks for your feedback! hmmm...

Alana said...

I was actually a little sad when they put the sod in our backyard after we moved into our new house. My boys loved playing in the dirt and it made them so happy!

I kinda like the header. I don't think it is creepy.

Laura said...

Hi! Thanks for your nice comment on my blog. I really appreciate it.

I love your post! I have to admit that I've had a hard time letting go of the "gotta stay clean" mentality with my kids...but I remember some of the most enjoyable times in my childhood were spent playing and digging and tumbling until we were filthy! I want my kids to have that joy too. Thanks for the great reminder! And your kids are adorable.

Kelly @ Love Well said...

The tension between "go have fun and roll in the mud" Mom and the "why can't we all stay squeaky clean all day" Mom is a battle indeed.

(I don't think that's what they mean by Every Woman's Battle, but it could mean that.)

If you're looking to redesign your site, there are some pretty (surprisingly) inexpensive options out there. I'm like you -- I have a great idea in my head, but I don't always have the technical skills to pull it off.