Row, row, row your boat & sibling love

Last updated on November 17th, 2023 at 09:41 am

I’m hovering over the stove, spaghetti sauce boiling high and tomato bubbles are popping out onto the stove top. It’s dinner time, the husband will be home soon, and the children are hungry. It’s been a beautiful afternoon with the kids at the park, the sun has kissed their cheeks leaving a pink glow.  I look down and see my two tots at my feet, rocking to and fro. I hear the sweetest sound of Buba singing and Missy Moo’s laughter coming from below…

These are our ordinary moments while I cook dinner each night with the kids always playing at my feet. It could be a puzzle, coloring, or racing cars but never far from my feet while I whip up something for them to eat. Missy Moo occasionally looks up and shouts for a taste of what’s to come, and Buba quickly falls suit there after. Food is always a great way to keep them in a good moment at this time of day.

It’s these moments that aren’t captured often as they are a part of our everyday life but these are the precious moments of quality time together in the kitchen. The kitchen has always been the heart of a home for me, growing up we always spent family time standing in the kitchen. One cooking, one talking, one prepping, etc. It’s bittersweet to know that it’s turning out the very same with my own family now. It doesn’t just bring back amazing memories for me but I hope one day my kids will look back as I do and remember these moments together are special, ordinary but so very special. 


15 thoughts on “Row, row, row your boat & sibling love”

  1. What a sweet moment between your two precious ones. My heart melted when I saw this, but I’m sure yours did 1000 times more.


    • Thanks Charly we are having so much fun. It is so good to be home and the kids are loving it so far. I have been trying to keep up on the commenting and everyone’s blogs but so hard on vacation.

  2. That’s lovely! I don’t really even remember when my kids had to be in the kitchen with me, but I guess there was a time when they were tiny that they did. That just shows why it’s so important to hang onto these memories, because mine have all faded!

    • Thanks Sarah. I know I bet I already forget the little thins. I blame old age and baby brain combine. Love the ordinary moments project to capture little moments like this that are easily forgotten over the years.

  3. This is such a sweet video Jenny and I completely agree, it is 100% moments like this that I will want to remember in years to come. Not the holiday’s or the day’s out, but these ordinary moments that I no doubt will miss greatly! Your kiddies are just beautiful, you must be so proud of them. x

    • Thanks Katie. I am the same. I love these moments and I am so glad I had my phone ready to video it. So cute. They were both laughing so hard. Great ordinary moment. Thanks for hosting my lovely.

  4. So very cute! To be honest I find making dinner with M around very stressful – he just pulls at me until I pick him up and show him what I’m doing. And then of course he wants to ‘help’ and I have visions of boiling sauce splashing on him… Oh well, maybe I have budding chef! For better or for worse, I will definitely remember these days of trying keep him from jumping into the the bolognaise 😉


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