Thursday, April 17, 2008

What's For Dinner?

Confession: I have no clue.

No excuse for it, really -- I simply never got around to planning anything. In my defense, I did work today, before I picked them up at school. This means that, in order not to be devoured by five ravenous children the instant we step through the door after school, I really, really have to plan.

(Picking up some fast food on the way home isn't an option for us. Aside from the fact that it's pricey and not that healthy, it's just plain gross)

So, what's a busy mom (who is pretty darn hungry herself by the end of the day) to do? It's always such a challenge. It's hard to find one thing that ALL of the kids will eat without having a melt-down and/or gagging. Some days it's a no-win situation. I make a nice dinner, and 3 or 4 of the kids like it, but the other 1-2 that don't make our dining experience h-e-double-hockey-sticks. If I were to just cave in and make Ramen noodles for lunch and dinner everyday, I'd never have any complaints. But, then again, my children would probably not be able to move because of the water retention caused by the enormous amount of sodium in those noodles.

Speaking of water retention, I am SO flipping PMS. My whole view is skewed by my raging hormones. Almost makes me want to get pregnant again to avoid all of this. At least for 9 months, my hormones would be pretty level. Don't worry, it was just a (quickly) passing thought brought on by said hormones.

Well, I think I'll put on my 'Mean Mom' hat and get to making a healthy dinner. You know, one with veggies and protein. (that was my hint at sarcasm) Then I'll make them bathe and do their homework.

Wish me luck.

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