What do Kindergarten homework, sandwiches, and board games have in common? I’m going to tell you as part of a sponsored post on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Welch’s. I received product samples to facilitate my review, and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
My family dinner table…the place where all the magic happens.
I know, I know, I’ve been talking a lot about my family table lately, but you have to understand that I’ve been married to Howard for almost six years and we are just now getting to the table together. Our boy is five years old and is loving all of the family time we have at the table. This is new for us and we are enjoying each other’s company even more than ever!
Howard and I visited Benjamin’s teacher last Friday and we learned that he is (1) a talker and (2) advancing faster than most of the kids in his class. Woohoo! Mrs. R. said that he is doing really well and is very smart. She said that she can tell that I do homework with him every night…wait, what? She can tell!
Heart melt, proud moment, Mommy tears…
Every night when Benjamin and I get home, whether Howard is with us or at work, we sit down at the table and do a little Kindergarten homework. We always have just enough to keep him occupied, but not too much that he starts to whine. He and I take our time and giggle and talk during the homework, but he is learning and we are bonding and Mrs. R. can tell!
As I mentioned, we have not always used the dining room table for eating and in our last house, the table was just for setting boxes or mail on and it always was pushed into a corner.
Now, even on a weekend when we are having a small snack, like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (or just a jelly sandwich for Benjamin), we are at the table and talking about what we will be doing next. We’re a busy family and we like to go and do or stay and have fun at home so we’re always making big plans. This time at the table is a chance for us to slow down, enjoy a meal or a snack…and apparently park our airplanes while we refuel.
Finally, the dinner table is also used for Family Game Night. Sometimes after dinner we are not quite ready to head to bed and watch TV, we aren’t going to play video games because it’s a school night, and we just want to spend a little extra time together. We will bring out the board games and play a little Candyland or Chute and Ladders. We usually are cracking up at how Benjamin tries to cheat or how the dogs have just discovered (again) that we have a turtle in the corner. It’s the best time and we get to be together.
These special moments together are what Welch’s wants to see in their Share What’s Good Contest.
The “Share what’s good” Photo Contest Details:
As part of the Share what’s good campaign, Welch’s has launched the “Share Your Moments” photo contest! From 9/16 to 10/25 upload a photo of your favorite family moment for a chance to win $5,000! While there is only one grand prize, everyone who enters will get a $1.50 coupon for Welch’s 100% Grape Juice or $2.00 if you share the news. Visit Sharewhatsgood.com to enter.
I would love to see what you all can share as well!