Monday, February 13, 2012

{Magic of the Mundane}

Today, I am joining Sofia over at Sofia's Ideas for Magic of the Mundane.  This is such a wonderful idea and so totally falls in line with my desire to get back to simple.  It can be a picture, a poem or song, a short video or anything else that celebrates the Magic.  So often, we get caught up in "where we're going" that we forget to look at the beauty of "where we are."  I know I'm guilty of it. So with that in mind, my magic moment for today is....drum roll please.....
Breakfast.  More specifically, Sunday Morning Breakfast.  As the boys have gotten older, and our lives have gotten busier, sitting down together for a meal has gotten more difficult. So every Sunday morning we have breakfast together.  Usually, because it's A LOT cheaper, I cook. And let me tell you, cooking for two teenage boys is no small feat because they eat their weight in food.  But this is the time that we all sit together, discuss our week and have quality time.  I count on this to feel connected with my family.  Now don't get me wrong, we usually have dinner together several times a week, but someone is always going, so the meal is usually rushed. 

My Sunday routine is to get up before The Boys, fix breakfast and then go wake them up...usually with the threat that someone (their father) is going to eat their bacon...or sausage...or whatever else I might have prepared. Then we sit down together and eat, talk, laugh and pester, and just enjoy each others company.   Number One Son will be going to college next year, so I have to grab these moments while I can.

These Sunday mornings help center my world.  It's just breakfast, but it is definitely magic.


  1. Such a simple (and delicious) magically mundane moment. I love our big breakfast mornings too (ours are usually on Saturdays).

  2. Melissa,

    Would you believe that my post was going to be about breakfast too? LOL! ;0

    We have more in common than I even originally thought! ;0
    When my children were still going to school (rather than homeschool) I always made it a point to have "Special Family Breakfast" on Sunday mornings. I would be at the store as soon as it opened, get the bakery goods while it was hot out of the oven, fresh flowers, etc. and come home to make a giant spread for everyone. Everything went onto serving platters, carafes, etc. We would also have our family meeting and family show & tell at this time.

    Reading your post reminded me of how much I looked forward to and cherished that time with my lovies. I think I have been telling myself that every breakfast is "special" now that we can take our time, since we no longer have to rush out of the house by 7am every morning. But, its simply not true. You know what? I am reclaiming "Special Family Breakfast" on Sunday mornings. ;0

    Thank you so much for sharing your "magic" and I look forward to reading and learning more from you...

  3. Your Sunday breakfast sounds just wonderful. When all of my children were home we always had a Sunday dinner and now that most of my children are grown it is something I miss. And as the mom of two teenage boys still home I have to say that I don't think they ever fill up! :)

  4. Enjoy your little family as much as you can before one flies the coop.. I miss having my kids at home. I remember hearing them come home late and hearing the door close and knowing they were all here. And big breakfasts.. and all the comings and goings.. the best years of ones life. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. I read this post and immediately thought of my future!! We make Sunday morning breakfast special in our house, too. My boys have come to expect this weekly. (Of course, they are usually waking US up to cook!!) My husband is THE BEST breakfast cook, so he usually takes charge on this meal. I can only imagine how much my boys will eat when they are your boys' ages!! At 5th and 2nd grade now, they already have quite the appetite!

  6. I'm loving Sofia's link up- I'm going to join in this Monday. And your Sunday breakfast sounds divine! I'm going to have to jump in some day- I am completely incapable of cooking breakfast. It's true. Zuppa Toscana, meatloaf, roasted turkey, tofu, lemon tarts, apple pie- sure. No problem. Fried egg? I'm a lost cause!

    steal as many moments as you can before he heads off to college!