Finer Things Friday: Small Stuff

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again… and again… and again.  Children are easily impressed.  They are Masters of The Finer Things. My oldest is a huge broccoli fan.  Raw with ranch dip, if you please.  Last week as I was cleaning out the fridge I found a lonely broccoli stalk.  Not enough for a meal or even a hearty snack.  I called to her.  “Look what I found.  Do you want it?”  You’d have thought I’d offered the girl a hundred dollar bill coated in chocolate!


And my little guy? He requested a real plate for breakfast this morning (as opposed to his usual Bob The Builder plasticware).  The dishwasher was full and the only real plates I had left were our big dinner plates.  Why not?  I scooped up some apple french toast casserole and handed him the plate.  Grinning at his now huge eyes, I said “How’s that?”

“I get a big, big plate?  Just like Daddy!  You the best, Mom!”  Well now, big plates all around!  😉


Big joys in the small stuff. I’d say that’s a Finer Thing! What Finer Things are you celebrating this week? Link up and let us know!  Be sure to leave a link back here so that others can find us and celebrate, too.


  1. Your kids are so sweet! I love the picture of your son with the big boy plate! Love it!

  2. Very cute!

  3. That is a cute picture with the big boy plate. Noah has just gotten to the point where he won’t eat off of the plastic stuff anymore–he wan’t the big boy plates.*sigh*

  4. Too funny. My kiddos are exactly the same way about getting “real” plates instead of plasticware. There’s even an “I Get A Glass Plate” song and dance routine that goes along with it.

  5. I’m celebrating sewing as a “finer thing” this week, in fact this whole month. I am making things for my home and remmbering just how good it feels to sew pretty stuff.

    Blessings ~ Eileen @ Star’s Fault

  6. That’s just precious! Yesterday when my four-year old was trying to get the sleeves turned right-side out on his bathrobe, I told him I would be happy to help. He said in the sweetest voice. –I’d wike to do it myself. But fanks for offering, Mommy.

  7. It is great when they love their veggies!! They are so adorable! She looks like she has a big green ice cream cone with some sauce dripped on top!! 😀

  8. What wonderful moments! I think it’s so fantastic how much your daughter loves her broccoli. That, in and of itself, is a finer thing! 🙂

  9. Children are a gift from God!!! There is nothing finer

  10. My 6yo likes the “leaves” on the broccoli, but not the “trunk”, and I’m OK with that.

  11. Kids can teach us so much about what’s important, can’t they! It doesn’t take much usually to make them happy. The little boys I babysit were thrilled when I made train “tickets” for them yesterday from scrap paper with the word ticket written on it. They happily played train almost all day carrying those fancy tickets around! The one is obsessed with all things trains and the other likes whatever the other one has, so it worked. 🙂

  12. Soooo cute and funny. I love hearing these stories about your family, Amy!

  13. do you have the recipe on your site somewhere for the apple french toast casserole? Sounds like a MUST have recipe!

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