Enjoying Lunchtime and Toddler Chats

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It’s always so interesting to see how my 3-year-old views the world.  We like to sit and chat during lunch to talk about…well, whatever.  Lunchtime is basically the only time where it would be just him and I alone.  I take full advantage of the alone time together and make sure all electronics are shut off (he would leave the tablet on 24/7 if he could!) and we can enjoy some quiet time.

Duck Face Selfie

Lots of times he asks for Daddy.  You’d be surprised by how many times it’s as if he’s surprised that Daddy isn’t home.

“Is Daddy going to eat with us?”  “Mommy, don’t forget about Daddy – he likes cheese tacos (quesadillas) too!”

But other times it’s just him and I, and I get to chat with him about all kinds of things.  Everything from what was his favorite part of the day, to which dinosaur is his favorite at the time and – my personal favorite – how much he loves everyone in the family.

“You are all my family and I love you every one!” (Sounding very It’s a Wonderful Life –cheery.)

He even gets all gushy about our dog.

“No Mommy, don’t put Ty in a time out (in the crate).  Cuz I love him.  He’ll be a good boy now.”

Toddler with Dogs

Gosh I love that kid – and my heart swells every time I think of him and his sensitive little heart*.

*Note to the girl that breaks it:  You do not want to meet Mama Bear.  Just sayin’.

As a full-time working mom, I know that every time I get to eat lunch with my boy is a privilege.  And I’m so grateful to learn more about him and the way he sees things during our little chats.  I’m just hoping he’ll continue to want to share with mom in the years to come.

Almost as important as the time spent with our kids, are the foods we put in their bodies.  I used to be more lax about the things I’d feed him for lunch ( a chicken nugget Happy Meal, anyone?), but not anymore.  Feeding him healthy, nutritious foods are so important to me now, and I get super-picky about what he can and can not eat.

Lifeway Kefir with Toddler

One of the items definitely on the approved list: Lifeway Lowfat Kefir Probiotic Cultured Milk Smoothie.  With seven to ten billion CFU’s of 10 strains of bacteria,  Lifeway Lowfat Kefir balances the body’s ecosystem and supports digestive health and immunity – that’s 12 live and active cultures per cup!  Plus, it’s an excellent source of calcium, protein and it’s 99% lactose free.  Lifeway Kefir is a creamy and delicious yogurt-like smoothie my whole family enjoys.  Whether we drink it on it’s own, or add it to a smoothie mix, one thing’s for certain – I don’t have to worry that my son isn’t eating right. Lifeway Lowfat Kefir is so good – and so good for you too!

Lifeway Lowfat Kefir with Probiotics

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  1. You’ve got a cutie sweetheart over there. If you were his girlfriend I’d say he’s a keeper. I haven’t heard of this product before, but I’d trust you when you say they’re good!

  2. Awww he reminds me so much of my own toddler. You just gotta love them. I’ve tried this brand before and it’s actually pretty good. I have to agree with you that it really is delicious!
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  3. I love having conversations with my Littles! I can’t wait for my son to talk a little more.. Oh, the conversations we are going to have. He is quite a talker already, but to hold a conversation with him is going to be perfect!
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  4. Oh! What a cutie! I love how he defended the dog!
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  5. What a cutie you have there. This shake would be perfect for a fast lunch :)
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  6. We loved the strawberry! Great post!

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  7. Definitely enjoy that quality time with him! I have never tried Kefir before…

  8. Love those drinks! My kids enjoy them a lot, so do I when they let me get a sip in. haha
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  9. I love how you treasure your time together. And it’s awesome that he is such a sweet and sensitive little man.
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  10. Breakfast is my Mommy and Me time with my little man, and I love how adorable he is fresh from bed, hair all mussed. This looks like it would be a good way to start his day, with the probiotic smoothie!
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  11. Cherish those moments because they go by so fast and you will soon find yourself going out for lunch dates with your adult children ( which is fun too and great memories). I will have to try this yogurt-like smoothie , I have been looking for something with protein to help me through the day.
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  12. SO much fun! I can’t wait till the time I ge tt to experience this too.
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  13. Lunchtime with our kids is one of my favorite times. They are in school most days but still ask me to eat lunch with them once a week. I treasure these moments.
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  14. Such adorable pictures. I love the first one you really need to frame that one.
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  15. I always enjoy one on one lunch dates with my kiddos. Especially my four year old who thouroughly enjoys his food!

  16. I love leaving electronics off and having one on one time with my youngest. It is always the best conversations. I bet he would love those drinks, he loves smoothies – except the ones I make for my diet!
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  17. Oh I can’t wait until my little guy starts talking. He just said his 3rd word this week. It’s “kitty”, but he says it “sshhht-t”. It’s so cute.
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  18. I always love that special one on one time with my children. Kefir is really good for everyone in the family and a great way to enjoy good nutrition.
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  19. Don’t you just love those fun little conversations with the kids? My girls are getting older, so they are fewer and far in between, but I cherish every one. My girls love smoothies, and I love that these have probiotics in them! They look very tasty. I will have to see if they are available where I shop!
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  20. “he’ll be a good boy now” Aww….so sweet; I love it!
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  21. Strawberry milk is the best thing in the world; I would die for some right now.

  22. I love having these special moments with my own boys. Meal times are a great time to spend some quality time with them and to talk about anything.
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  23. I have tried the blueberry LifeWay and love it! It was like a smoothie in a bottle!
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  24. I need to try Kefir. And make my kids try it too!
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  25. We love Lifeway Kefir! They have these squeeze pouches too that our kids are obsessed with.
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  26. I love having bonding moments with just me and one of my children. It’s those moments they really remember as they grow up.

  27. Amanda @ Erickson & Co. says:

    Looks like you guys had a lot of fun. I love spending quality time with my toddler!

  28. I’ve heard that Kefir smoothies are really good.
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  29. I love kifer smoothies so does my daughter, we always prefer the kids to have kifer then pop.
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  30. My two oldest are grown and out of the house and they still call their mama to share things. :) I’ve got one who calls almost daily on his drive home from work!

    And you never do get over that soft spot for the kiddos (that’s a good thing). :)

  31. I’ve heard great things about Kefir! And a probiotic is SO important for optimum health!
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  32. I love when I get to sit down and pick my kids brains. Mine are older (6 & 9), so I have to pry it out of them, but I love hearing about how they look at things!
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  33. I love those special moments when it’s just my daughter and me and we can indulge in sweet conversations just like you do with your son! They are such precious moments.
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