4 Steps To Sanity During Dinner Prep
It's a blustery, snow night in my corner of the globe. In fact, my corner closely resembles a snow globe. It is lovely.
I thought I would quickly share with you my
"4 Steps to Sanity During Dinner Preparation".
Allow me to offer that these are not steps I recommend, or judge anyone by. They are unique to me and have been invented as I trudge through this precarious stage of motherhood. (Is there any other stage?)
Step #1: Fill, Shake, Suck Air From and Prop up bottles for two hungry little men who CRY for milk precisely as the high pitch of the timer is alerting me to post-al dente`pasta.
(The boys are much more closely monitored than the pasta, I assure you).
Step #2: In a blatant disregard of all good Parenting Manuals, use the Television as a Babysitter. Opt for "repeat episodes" if the hour calls for it. In rare instances, the children might be playing quietly, happily and without so much an interruption. This occurs with the frequency of such events as Summer Solstice and Solar Eclipse'.
I'm not going to address the mess. It is a given. Who's pretending?
Step #3: Give the wild child boundaries. Close, compact boundaries. With a Rubbermaid containers of toys in attempts to fool said child into thinking this is fun.
Step #4: Make a simple dinner. When making Vegetables, I ALWAYS reach for my beloved Pampered Chef Steam Cooker. I like it, I love it, I want some more of it. For all my food. This one tool makes my preparation easier. Way easier.
Nothing life altering.
Just in case you were bored, there you have it.
If you are still bored, here are a few pictures from my evolving kitchen...
(if you cannot tell, I am a big fan of red and white).
Artwork on Display
Artwork on Display
Just A Little Something For Moi....made by mom!
A corner hutch was given to me by a friend who was moving and had no need of it. I am thrilled and thankful to be the recipient. After a bit of putzing around my 'stuff' (and the inexpensive 'stuff' on the shelves at a nearby Homegood's store), I am beginning to enjoy the inside of the hutch as much as the outside!
On this snowy night full of the promise of mounting snow accumulations and family togetherness for the weekend (of which I'm sure the 15 year old man child is thrilled about), father and son sat down for a few rounds of Stratego and then, as seen below, several tense-filled moments with Jenga blocks.
Stay Warm, my friend, wherever you are! Thank you so much for taking time to stop by here. Blogging can be so eggocentric, so onesided. I love your comments, but I wish blogging afforded an even more balanced form of communication between writer and reader.
It probably will someday.