Making Life Magical with Life is Sweet
I think I dote on my youngest a little more than I did my 2 older children. When I raised my first 2, twins, I had no idea the speed with which time would move. A lot of time was spent picking up toys, doing laundry and checking homework. I knew I wanted my children to have magical childhoods. I just didn’t know it would go so fast.
Fortunately, I caught on before it was too late. Somewhere around the time my twins were 8 and my youngest was 4, I realized that I wasn’t the only one aging fast. They were growing up fast too, and my time to make everything magical was passing. So I set my efforts to making life magical.
Life is Sweet knows that feeling all too well. Magic can be about the big things, like the visits to Disneyland, the pony for Christmas, the long awaited awarding of a new gaming system. But most magic? That happens in the small moments and its consistency stays with children even more than the big stuff.
I found the lunch box a perfect way to stay in touch with my children and have us thinking of one another during the day. Every day, I put a lunchbox note in with jokes, reminders or a simple I love you. There’s a snack, an “entrée”, fruit and always a treat. Randomly, I will put in a special treat. Life is Sweet knows all about special treats. There’s fudge in lots of different flavors, a variety of cupcakes, seasonal candy treats (for St. Patrick’s day, how about Rolos with colored Twizzlers? It’s the rainbow and a pot of gold!), special lollipops and hand dipped chocolates. It’s the home of special treats.
Tea and cakes
Have a little one at home? Why not surprise your whole family by scheduling a special tea party at Life is Sweet? You just call and make the reservations, show up in some fabulous frippery and we will have real tea cups and cupcakes waiting for you. A wonderful family outing for no particular reason at all. That is pretty magical!
Probably the easiest magical moment you can create is taking your kids to a candy store fully stocked with colorful candies of every variety displayed in rows of glass jars. It’s as close as we can get in real like to providing a Willy Wonka moment, sans the oompa loompahs. Your child gets a bag, a plastic glove and has a go at it! They can load up on their favorites or just get one each of hundreds of different candies. Look at your child’s face at the end of this excursion and you will be amazed at how simple a magical moment can be.
Celebrate the everyday
In our household, we were partial to Fridays. At the end of a long week of school and work, we needed to celebrate what Neil Pasricha’s Book of Awesome called “Funrise”. Friday afternoons were our funrise. We had Friday night movie night, brought in pizza or Chinese food, or sometimes just leftovers (the point was no work-not even for Mom) and ate in front of the family feature. Afterwards, there was always something special to cap off the evening. Bring home half a dozen whimsical cupcakes or a pound of fudge for everyone to nibble. Our Funrise was usually the highlight of our week.
Life is short and it’s sweet and it’s meant to be lived one magical moment at a time. Life is Sweet is here to help you make a life that feels like funrise.
As a postscript, these last 11 years in business have flown by almost as quickly as my children have grown up. I spent many years at home (before my business) enjoying their company every day and home-schooling. It was the best thing I ever did – raising these people. I am ever so proud of them and who they are becoming. Life is Sweet has been a big part of it all. Both girls and my son worked in and helped me build this business. They spent a lot of time here for holidays and summers. They dealt with a grumpy overwhelmed mom very often. And then I blinked, and off they went into the world. I have an empty nest! Both girls have moved away, are college graduates, and one is now off to Medical school. My son at 18 is finding his own way, and who knows where he will go!
Life is so very sweet. It has been magical and you never know how high you can go!
I want to post a few pictures of what I remember, and where they are now.
I am so thankful for the time and the memories. XOXO