Creating Sweet Moments - Sammy Makes Six

Creating Sweet Moments

This post was sponsored by General Mills through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Toaster Strudel, all opinions are my own.”

The return of the back-to-school season means that there isn't a lot of time to hang out and relax with Sammy. I'm the first to admit that it hasn't been exactly easy to get back into the routine; there just never seem to be enough hours in a day. By the time Sammy gets out of class and we finish the evening activities, which includes over two hours of homework, there is only a tiny bit of the day left to rest before going to sleep so we can do it all again the next day. I really miss those lazy summer days when we could get up past 11 and share a late breakfast together with nothing rushing us out the door. Summer really afforded us so many sweet moments to just hang out together watching our favorite Netflix shows or playing with her toys. With so many things on our plates now, it can be hard to find those precious moments of just hanging out and laughing together. That's why I like how easy it is to share one of our favorite breakfast/snacks, Toaster Strudel™ Strawberry Pastries.

Toaster Strudel™ is celebrating its 30th birthday by putting 30% more icing in all Toaster Strudel™ packages, which means they are even better than before! Even on a busy day, I can pop a few of these in the toaster (my job) and then pass them to be iced (Sammy's job) and we can enjoy our sweet treat before having to get on to the next activity. But you can't rush eating a Toaster Strudel™; these have to be savored and enjoyed, truly they do. I mean how can you rush through that yummy fruit filling and awesome icing? You simply cannot.

Sammy is now a whole 7 years old. Time is moving so quickly that so many times I find myself looking at her and asking myself if that really is my sweet baby girl. She is the last of my five girls and my last chance to have these one-on-one moments that are such an integral part of her childhood. These sweet moments with her are so important. Before I know it, she will become a teenager just like her sisters and she will no longer be my sweet little girl, but a moody teen with no time for her mum.

Sweet moments with our kids don't always happen, not when schedules are so filled to the brim as they are during these months. But we can make them happen easily enough. Just toss that schedule out the window and sit with your child; ask them how their day went or what they plan on doing that day. They have SO MUCH to say and there is so much laughter waiting to happen.

Make a date for breakfast with your child (or children) for this weekend. Break out the Toaster Strudel™ Strawberry Pastries, some orange juice, fresh fruit, and have a sweet moment with your child. And no matter what else needs to be done that day, don't rush it — enjoy it.

When was the last time you enjoyed a sweet moment with your child?