It might seem like fun and games at the Yam household when the nephews and niece come around on Saturdays but unless the meal is like pasta with cheese or pizza with cheese [yes, cheese is very popular here...*winks*] or something sweet (tea time is their fave), mealtimes here are pretty much like attending a funeral.
Yes, super sad faces that would grimace at the sight of vegetables or meat or brown rice [you know...all the healthy stuff] and it would take like hours for them to finish the meal, you know, with most of it uneaten.
The other day, I offered them an incentive to finish their dinner.
"If you finish ALL of your dinner, you will get dessert." I said.
"What is the dessert?" they chimed.
"Green tea ice-cream." I answered.
Their faces lighted up immediately [note: before that, it was "funeral" expressions...*LOL*] and after a mere 15 minute struggle (hahahaha), they cleared their plates!
Yep....they had tried my green tea ice-cream the week before and loved it so it was a good enough incentive. :)
This layout took a bit of time though...because I really wanted to fit in as many paper scraps as I could. I even got some mismatched American Crafts chipboard letters in there [pats self on back...hehe] and yes, even the border punch came into play, along with some brads and stickers. :)
Playing along with My Creative Sketches.
P/s: I am travelling this week so I might be slow in blog visits..I promise to catch up soon!