Monday, June 08, 2009

Slowing Down

The kids are almost 4 years old. For most of that time it seems like we were going full speed. As summer approaches this year, things have taken a different turn. We're not sure why, but we seem to be able to slow down more. Not all of the time, but definitely more than we were.

We've bought a smoker to use. If you're not familiar with smokers, you cook foods at a low temperature for a long time. Usually a minimum of 3-4 hours for cooking. This means we don't rush into a meal. It takes time to plan and cook.

We've been using the homemade ice cream maker more. Again more planning and patience.

So what's the point? It's nice to slow down. It reminds us of things we did as kids. Hopefully it's making some nice memories for the kids. It allows us more time at home together. Most importantly, maybe it's teaching the kids that things take time and it's important to wait patiently on what you want. A lesson that seems to be lost in today's hurried world.

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