Hi there! I’m Veronica and I’m the really happy mom of nine amazing kids. (I usually take the pictures, so this photo of me with one of them will have to do!) We have a busy, crazy life, but it’s the best one around. I’m not the most clever mom, but every once-in-a-while, my frazzled little brain brings forth a grand idea that actually works for us! I’m always excited to hear about other’s ideas that make our home a happier and better place. So, I thought I’d share something that works for us! Who knows?! Maybe it will work for you too! You can find me at Nine A Plenty.
Yes! Plates! I love them!
A couple years ago for Christmas, my mom (AKA Super Grandma Ruthie) bought each family a set of personalized photo plates. Such a GREAT idea, right?! I will admit that it was kind of creepy eating off of someone’s face at first, but it was short lived! We have had a lot of fun with our plates.
Sometimes they get to eat on their own plate…for some reason this makes the food taste so much better!. But, most of the time they get a random plate. Sometimes we’ll go around the table and you have to tell something you love about the person who is on your plate. This is great for days when my kiddos are miserably cranky a bit off. How can you not feel better when someone tells you why they love you?! We have also done random acts of kindness at some point throughout the week for the person who is on your lovely plate. I’ve also put numbers on the bottom of the plate. The numbers are assigned to a treat with the same number.
Then other times…we just have fun. Who says playing with your food is a bad thing?
You can imagine the fun we have. The ideas are endless!
I’m a firm believer that there is great value in sitting and eating together as a family. It is also one of my favorite things. So, why not make it a little more enjoyable?
I LOVE MY PLATES!
Want a plate? Here’s a great link!
The first one you see is a plain one like we have.
See how easy it is? You too can have your favorite plates!