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Ten Mamas for Lunch - Livin' the Good Life

Jun. 18th, 2009

04:05 pm - Ten Mamas for Lunch

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I wish I'd taken a picture of my playroom filled with happy mamas and their little ones yesterday. (I served them an "appreciation" lunch, and everyone was in high spirits!) There was lots of "dressing up" using my dress-up basket. Here's what's in the basket: (I made most of these things) a Wonder-Girl outfit, fairy wings, two twirling skirts, a red cape, harnesses and reins for playing horses, silk scarves, and various bead necklesses.... hmm... I guess that's all. Note that most of the dress-up outfits are for girls. That's because the majority of the older children in our group are girls, and of course I loved making "girly" costumes for a change! There were not enough to go around, so the girls had to share. The moms did a great job of helping them do that peacefully. I can see I'm going to have to come up with more costumes... shoes would be nice. Those little girls just LOVE dress-up shoes... especially ones that sparkle! If I could score some red shoes that sparkled, the little girls would be so happy! (I'm going to start haunting thift stores.) I noticed that the girls were continuously trying on each other's shoes. And they are only three years old! Geeze, I wonder if I did that? I don't remember being interested in clothes at all, but I was definitely interested in dolls by that age. Anyway, the tea set was a hit, and so were the Waldorf dolls. I think the children played with everything, actually. They thoroughly explored the games and puzzles and large beads for stringing and puppets and lots and lots of my favorite classic picture books. There's not a bit of plastic in the room. Mostly asthetically pleasing, high-quality toys made of natural materials.
I have to admit.... it's a very nice playroom.


Date:June 19th, 2009 05:09 am (UTC)
What did you serve for lunch? I'm very curious. I'd also love to see a picture of your playroom.
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Date:June 19th, 2009 02:15 pm (UTC)
Pictures soon.
I served vegetarian lasagna (made with tofu instead of cheese and Quorn-a meat substitute- made from mushrooms). Everyone always loves this dish. They can't believe it has no meat or cheese! Also, a mixed baby greens salad and garlic bread. For dessert a made "berry bottom cake", a sugarless cake that is so delicious!
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