i'm pretty lax, as a rule.
natural is good, not-so natural is good (if we're talking haircolor).
eating dinner out for a date is wonderful, eating drive-thru in the car with the kids parked in the shade is wonderful.
dark denim jeans are hot and my favorite thing to wear with a cute tank top.
black yoga pants are not hot and my favorite thing to wear with a regular tank top.
eating meals at the table is a really good practice, and keeps the living room clean.
i'm pretty lax on that rule.
it does create some messes that would be better contained to the vinyl flooring in the dining room. and more hand prints on the living-room everything.
a couple of weeks ago i was talking about a long-time friend with her sister. it was more about the difference in parenting between the two sisters, and the long-time friend sets her kids up with little trays for breakfast, instead of at the table. i totally understand this concept of parenting. it's called, do what works best to keep your head on straight. the conversation just popped in my mind this morning and made me giggle as i was carrying three bowls into my living room. i can imagine the shock and dismay for some parents at this style of serving our kids. it works for both of us, my pal and me. motherhood: it takes all kinds!
(we do eat meals together at the table. and we do eat meals together in the living room. i know. we are nutser than you thought!)