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Giving food

November 7, 2012 · 3 Comments

Our gorgeous son was born on Sunday, October 7. Since then, we have been busy adoring our little pickle and learning the ways of our new normal. I feel incredibly lucky because my hubby has been at home, bonding and helping with everything. We have been having a great time with tons of laughs over pee fountains at diaper changes and spit-ups at feedings.
Parents always told me that if someone offered help, to take it without hesitation. This is, perhaps, the best advice ever and it couldn’t be more true when it comes to food because – holy cow – where does the time go when a newborn is in the house? That says a lot coming from a type A person like myself.
I love to cook and I love to eat. Historically, I wake-up hungry. Now, I eat when I can which has meant, on some days, that food does not pass my lips until some time in the afternoon. And, that is with two if us at work here!
We have literally survived because great friends have brought us food, prepared and ready to eat. The gift of food has been AMAZING!
Maybe I have a romantic idea of how things “used to be” but I feel like friends and neighbors used to give the gift of food more often. Feeling under the weather? How about some soup? Extra busy? Wouldn’t a prepared meal be nice?
If you know someone who is going to need an extra hand for a while, I encourage you to give the gift of food. Websites like Food Tidings can be especially helpful in recruiting others in the cause.
And folks, don’t stress about it being homemade or some crazy masterpiece. Seriously, takeout and one-dish meals are a godsend. I am not stretching the truth when I say that we’d be happy if you ordered a pizza and had it delivered to our house because even that saves us time and steps.
I guarantee that the recipients will be happy with every gift. If it sounds good, bring it.
Buen provecho!

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  • Fav Sista // November 7, 2012 at 8:34 am | Reply

    Congrats Willa! I hear he is quite the cutie too! Thank you for the timely reminder to give the gift of food. We do that to welcome neighbors but could do so much more with sharing. I have been struggling to cook for just 1-2 people these days so that is a super reminder when I want to cook a larger meal then I can take some to a neighbor or friend. Woo Hoo! Glad you are enjoying little boy blue – isn’t it great?? :0)

  • Liza // November 7, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Reply

    So true, great post!

  • Monica // November 11, 2012 at 9:18 pm | Reply

    Congratulations, Willa! Let me know when you are ready to start doing baby food other than milk 🙂 It’s quite an adventure for people who like to cook. Happy to give you loads of tips/recipes/etc.

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