I’ve been anticipating this moment all day. Bedtime. The kids are finally tucked in and I have some time to myself. And I really need it tonight. Today was “one of those days.”
To sum up a very long day as quickly as possible let’s just hit the highlights. Got in the car to drive little man to Mother’s Day Out with a full day of errands planned once I dropped him off – but the car wouldn’t start. Waited 90 minutes for AAA to come jump it, which was just enough time for some nasty weather to roll in. Spent the afternoon watching the news and listening for the tornado sirens. The dishwasher officially broke and required a call to the plumber. By the time the weather cleared up, little man had fallen asleep. So, we didn’t leave the house all day and none of the errands got done – including grocery shopping. Normally this wouldn’t be a problem except that we literally had nothing in the house to make for dinner. I mean nothing. A rare occurrence, but we’ve had a lot of company and I desperately needed groceries.
I knew we had to venture out, but we were all in our jammies and I didn’t feel like getting dressed so it would have to be a drive through. The problem is we don’t eat fast food, except occasionally Chick-fil-A. (They have some good choices.) So that’s where we decided to go. I read about their new healthier kids meals from Faithful Provisions so I thought we could make some pretty good choices even though we weren’t eating at home. It didn’t work out exactly as I had hoped – but that was fitting for our day.
I ordered a grilled chicken salad with veggies and no dressing and a cup of chicken noodle soup. I got the boys the grilled chicken nugget meal with a cinnamon applesauce Fruit Buddy. They both thought the Fruit Buddy was a cool idea, but neither of them ended up liking it and they refused to try the grilled chicken nuggets. I seriously can’t understand why, but again, that went with our day. Both boys were crying and starving, but refused to eat any of the food in front of them. So, against my better judgement – and to the entertainment of the drive through staff - I drove back through and ordered them each a regular chicken nugget meal. (Should I have insisted that they eat the grilled chicken nuggets? Probably. Did I have the energy for that battle tonight? Definitely not.)
So that was our crazy day. Reflecting back now that the house is quiet and everyone is in bed, I’m grateful that all the car needed was a jump. I’m grateful that all we experienced from the severe weather threat was heavy rain and strong winds. And I’m grateful that both of my boys went to bed with full bellies tonight even it wasn’t my first meal choice.
And now, against my better judgement, I’m going to watch New Girls and drink a cup of tea instead of working out.
Tomorrow is a new day! Hope you have a great one!