Sunday, May 1, 2011
I don't know about you, but on Mothers Day I except to be worshiped for all the sacrifices I make to raise these kids. I mean, it's just one day. How hard can that be? But alas, it never quite works that way... even though I still secretly hope for it. Parenting is tough. It's like running a marathon that lasts MORE than 18 years. I can't even run a mile without wheezing. It seems that the older they get the harder it is. Not that my kids aren't amazing (they are) and it's not like we have drug issues or huge rebellions or any major stuff. But it's emotionally exhausting (think lot's of medicinal chocolate) to teach character and kindness and love and selflessness to these people that I'm responsible for. Especially when it goes against everything in their (and sometimes my) nature. There is no instant reward or enlightenment on their faces. That's saved for the sit-com's on TV. Usually the rewards are spread pretty darn far apart. They are worth it, for sure, but I expect Mother's Day to fill in the gaps until the next rewarding moment arrives. It's like a little life preserver thrown my way in the middle of the parenting process to keep me afloat till next year. Now what the heck does this have to do with Menu Planning you ask? Not much other than the fact that I refuse to cook on Mothers Day.
So there. (this is me sticking me tongue out)
A fresh batch of muffins to stuff the freezer: Berry Smash Muffins
OR: oatmeal, farina, PB toast and Fruit.
Homemade Mac and Cheese with some sort of veggie
Egg Salad Sandwiches with fresh veggies and dip
Crockpot Ginger Chicken over brown rice with steamed veggies
Baked Potato Bar with chili, cheese or steamed broccoli
Mother's Day (You can't MAKE me cook)