Monday, December 13, 2010

Waking Up to a Cozy Kitchen

Woman Cooking in Frying Pan on Stove

It was cold this morning. I went in to the kitchen and started tidying things up. It had been Amy's (15) turn to clean the kitchen after supper last night. She didn't finish all her work. (I am just grateful for helpers, it's okay if they don't do a perfect job.)

I turned on some Christmas music on my CD player, put on my blue gingham apron and started to clean. Everyone was still sleeping. After another hour went by, I thought it was time for them to wake up. But teenagers are difficult to get out of bed.

Have you ever had a hard time waking up a teen? They could sleep all day long if we let them! Sometimes, I have to use my coach's whistle to make a piercing noise and then I run! That does the trick. But who wants grumpy teens who wake up to that horrid sound? (smiles)  [I bought the whistle years ago, from a sports store, because I can't yell loud enough for my children to hear me.]

I thought about all these things while I worked. Then I realized the scent of delicious food would bring them out of bed. I would love for them to jump up each morning, wondering what delightful food their mother had prepared.

So I baked a batch of chocolate chip muffins. It added an intriguing aroma to our kitchen. Before long, I was no longer cold. My kitchen was full of warmth and love and care.

I wanted my children to wake up to a cozy kitchen and they did!

Mrs. White

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Mrs. Stam said...

Awww what a sweet post! I love it! Our little one are still very young and they love to sleep in until 9 am I don't mind one bit, It's a real blessing to be able to start my day alone because i gets busy after they are up!!!!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely idea. I have a very hard time waking up my two teenage sons but I suspect that the smell of muffins would help. :) I'll have to try that tomorrow.

I have been reading your blog for a couple of months now and enjoy the sweet spirit of your posts and how home-centered they are. Thank you.


6kids said...

Hello, I really enjoyed your post. Your blog is great!! Thank you so much for stopping by and following our blog. Blessings, Becky

Illinois Lori said...

Aaaah, yes...waking up teenagers...a fine art, indeed! Great idea with the chocolate chip muffins :-) The smell of fresh coffee brewing always gets me awake, but my sons (18 and 17) won't touch the stuff yet, so that won't do it for them. But every time!


busymomof10 said...

I love your sweet post and your desire to create a cozy home.

Creative idea for waking your teens!! They do like to sleep forever, don't they??? You can always try the method used in the movie, The Pacifier! :)

Guiding Light said...

What a wonderful post!

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