Earlier this week, Isabelle made breakfast for everyone. When she originally asked me if she could do that, I said no. Now that might sound like an odd response to you, but consider her breakfast of choice - Fakin' & Eggs.
In my mind, no way can you serve candy for breakfast! But when I saw how much she wanted to do it, and when I got that look from Eric that let me know I wasn't being a very fun mom, I relented.
So we purchased all the needed ingredients that we didn't have on hand. I helped Isabelle a bit, but she was able to do it on her own for the most part. I was surprised at how easy it was to form the bacon pieces. (And while Isabelle worked, I made a pot of oatmeal to serve as a "side dish" with the bacon and eggs.)
When Isabelle laid out the plates for everyone, the younger kids came running to the table. They were tricked for about half a second. And once they figured out the truth, the look on their faces was priceless. Watching my oldest child delight in her accomplishments and my younger children delight in eating candy for breakfast was definitely a finer thing I'm glad I let happen.
Isn't it funny how those small finer things crop up when we least expect them to? And yes, at least for me, I find the finer things often reveal themselves when I just loosen up a bit.
Don't forget to stop by Amy's for more Finer Things Friday.