Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Motherhood...

This was my dinner last night....
chicken tenders and broccoli...yeah not that bad of a dinner, but it's the manner in which it was comsumed that begs for sympathy.  Still on the pan I cooked the chicken tenders on, honey mustard squirted right there on the aluminum foil, and the broccoli dumped straight from the bag onto my "plate" (or rather cookie sheet).  (Lane and Bo were sitting at the table eating on plates)- As I was rushing around the kitchen checking backpacks, signing papers, packing Lane's lunch for the next day, giving Kate a few bites of food here and there, opening Christmas cards, checking my email to see how many packages were shipped today, and so on.....I would sneak a bite from my "plate" still sitting there on the stove.  I just started thinking in the madness....I wonder if this is normal?  (Needless to say Rob was at a coach's meeting)

2 comments:

Sarah said...

oh yeah. you're not alone. i used to never eat sitting down. i called it "drive-by eating". i'd eat and do a million other things at one time. and God knows i love my kids...but sometimes eating with them and watching connor smash food in his hair and clothes, grace talk about how everything on her plate tastes gross, and lilly just complaining...makes me lose my appetite! now, although it is totally what you are not supposed to do, i always eat dinner alone...after they are all in bed. i sit with them while they eat, but i myself wait until it's just me, on the couch, with mindless tv and no grossness going on! btw, i miss you!

Christi said...

How many times I've thought, I should be skinny as little as I feel like I eat! Dinner at our house involves everyone else sitting & eating while I continue to spoon out, wipe up, cut up, etc. But, this too shall pass and I have to think about how much more I'd rather do this than eat in a house all alone :)