Saturday, October 29, 2011
One ritual I read about in Simplicity Parenting was eating breakfast by the light of a candle. I get up very early on workdays so that I have time and space to get myself ready for the day, and having a candle lit while I read blogs is absolutely delightful. It is so peaceful to see the light flickering on the walls, to see the flames dance when the furnace turns on, to know that my loved ones are nearby. It also means I'm not completely stumbling in the dark while I make my tea in the morning.
I've also started lighting a candle when we sit down for our evening meal. Again, I feel like the candle makes the statement that this is a special time. Turtle loves blowing out the candle when we are done!
Being the overcautious mommy that I am, watching kids blow out candles leaves me a little bit anxious. So I scoured the stores yesterday and finally was able to bring this little lady home: