It’s all about picking your battles…a great rule for life in general, but ESPECIALLY when it comes to raising your kids! In our house we don’t pick many, the few we do pick we stick too, but other than that as you know I’m pretty much the definition of a slacker mom. After a long, but good, first week of getting back to school and getting settled into the routine it was Friday night. I think last night was the first night I cooked more than a grilled cheese or Ramens all week. Roasted chicken and fried potatoes….Yum-O!! Well, I enjoyed it at least.
There are a few dinner rules in our house (That we TRY our best to stick too)
- You eat what’s been made for you unless, you
scavenge make something for yourself
- I am NOT a short order cook (however if you ask before I start cooking, I’ll make whatever you want)
- If you don’t want to eat, that’s cool, but you will sit with us while we eat
- Don’t hit your brothers, throw things, and all that good stuff
Last night when my roasted chicken was on the table and we were all sitting down to eat, Ryan runs to the fridge and gets the cookie dough (not what I mean when I say
scavenge make your own dinner…think PB&J, Chips & Cheese, eggs…). As much as I wanted to pitch a fit, and I’m sure some of you moms are already shaking your head at me, I thought to hell with it. He had a busy first week of school, he wasn’t going to eat the chicken anyways, and for the most part my kids eat relatively well…plus I’m a big believer in the power of a gummie vitamin 😉 If Ryan wants cookie dough for dinner I’ll loan him my dieting logic for ONE evening…Cookie dough with a glass of milk, is no worse than cookies and milk, which can’t be worse than the stuffed french toast he’d be eating if we had breakfast for dinner. Also, cookies are in the same family as danishes, donuts, pastries, muffins (which we all know are just cupcakes in disguise), and therefore cookies and milk can easily be called breakfast for dinner….and if you want to really throw in some Sara logic…cookies are made from eggs (protein), milk (dairy), chocolate (antioxidants), flour (whole grains), wow just reading this I’m patting myself on the back already for providing such a well-balanced meal lol! So for last night, and last night only (or not again for a few weeks at least), my little man picked his own dinner and I didn’t say a word.
PICK YOUR BATTLES – Best parenting tip I’ve EVER received!
Everyone Else's Dinner
Yes, He’s eating it straight from the
tube..I’ts his cookie dough (dont’ judge)