The holidays are a busy time of year, which makes an already busy schedule even more chaotic and stressful. However, I am looking forward to my kids’ Winter Break to celebrate Christmas and to enjoy more time with my family and friends during the times when I won’t need to be anywhere else. Spending time with each other has become a priority. Even my kids seem to get this. When they get down time from sports or other activities, we all just love doing nothing and being lazy on the couch in our pajamas.
For me, I especially like spending my time in the kitchen. We all know how much people love to gather around food, and how central the kitchen becomes. I love blessing my family with memorable and excellent meals, especially my sisters that fly in or drive across the state to spend time with us. My nieces and nephews tell me they feel like they are on vacation when they stay with us – to me that is the ultimate compliment coming from young children.
My nieces also love helping me in the kitchen with any task I assign them. From whisking eggs to stirring in ingredients, having extra helpers is something I really appreciate – and they do too. It’s one thing to help mom in the kitchen, it’s an entirely different experience helping an auntie! Even my own kids love helping in their aunts’ kitchens; there is just something unique and special about it.