5 Mintues with a Mom: Catherine Theodore

Catherine and her kids

Name: Catherine Theodore

Children’s names and ages?
Elias (age 10), Panayiota (age 6), Andreas (age 2)

Where are you from and how long have you lived in NWA?
I have lived in many places including Athens, Greece, but I consider myself to be from Blytheville, Arkansas. That is where I began my life as Mrs. Theodore and began my family! I have lived in Fayetteville for 5 1/2 years.

Tell us about your work:
My husband Michael and I own and operate Kosmos Greekafe on Dickson. We both grew up having parents in the restaurant business, so it is no surprise that this is what we ended up doing. Its tradition! We love our business, although it is a lot of work. A restaurant is like having a baby because it needs most of your attention. My husband works six days a week,  twelve hours a day. I help him out as much as I can, but my kids keep me pretty busy as well.

What’s your favorite thing about Christmas?
I love everything about Christmas, especially all the family gatherings. I really enjoy decorating my home for the holidays. There is nothing like sitting in the dark with only the twinkle of Christmas lights glowing around me.

What are you hoping to find under the tree this year?
I am really hoping for a new watch. Mine broke a couple months back and I annoy people constantly asking for the time.

Tell us about some of the traditions you’ve started with your kids:
We decorate the house together, bake Greek Christmas cookies, and we love to visit the Square to see the lights.

What are your favorite things to do in NWA?
I love everything about Fayetteville! Honestly I have never loved a place this much! We visit Devils Den, and we love all the festivals on Dickson Street. I adore Pinnacle Promenade Mall. There are so many places to explore in NWA. We haven’t seen it all yet.

If you could have a vacation anywhere this winter, where would it be?
I would love to go to the beach. We have been going every summer and we have the best time. My kids have so much fun just playing in the sand and water.

One thing I have been meaning to do is:
Print pictures to put in albums. My husband tells me that people just view their pictures on the computer, but I guess I am old-school! I want to be able to flip through an album. My youngest is 2 and I have yet to print his birth pictures. Yikes!

How do you unwind at the end of the day?
My good friend teases me because I once told her that I have a “sweet” spot on our couch that I lay on after the kids have gone to bed. I finish things around the house and then find a good show and get comfy in my special spot. I wait until Michael gets home from work and then I get his dinner ready then call it a night!

One word to sum me up …