Wednesday, April 21, 2010

This Week's Juggling Act 4-21-10: Food

Maybe at your house, you (or if you are really lucky, your husband) cook a nutritious, well-balanced meal every night for dinner and your entire family sits down and eats together while politely discussing the day's events.  If that is you, stop reading here.

For the rest of us, here's the thing.  My plan BEFORE KIDS was exactly that.  Somewhere between Number 1 graduating from baby food and today, the plan changed.  Now I am relieved if no one throws up at the table.

We pretty much have the eating together part worked out.  Almost every night we sit down as a family and eat dinner, but...the dinner might be grown-up food AND pizza AND chicken nuggets AND PBJ's.  AT THE SAME MEAL.  If that appalls you, you really shouldn't have read this far.

We are making progress.  Last night was a breakthrough actually.  I made homemade-not-from-a-bag chicken strips, broccoli, oven potatoes and rolls and the entire family sat down and ate the same meal together while we politely discussed the day's events.  Well, maybe not actually politely (or actually broccoli), but we did talk.

What are you juggling this week?


Em and Lib said...


Alicia said...

Haha, that's great. :) We do sit down together, but it's just my husband and I, and the baby sits in the swing. I'm sure it will get harder in the future...
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the smoothie advice!

Suburban Turmoil said...

Oh, I TOTALLY relate. I try so hard to feed my kids healthy food and I do a good job of it when it comes to breakfast, lunch and snacks- but by dinner time, the last thing I want to do is give them "grown up food" and force them to eat it. No! I want to enjoy seeing my husband for the first time all day! So dinner is typically chicken nuggets or "baby pizzas" or mini cheeseburgers for them and a real "grown up" meal for us. :D
I love to cook, so I'm confident that when they're a little older, they'll eat dinner with us, no problem! You're doing great!


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