Sunday, February 17, 2008

Feeding my kids...

How bad a mom am I that I can't remember the last time my kids had vegetables? Jason was out of town this week, and I am still not wanting too much to eat at night, so meals were whatever I could scrounge up, and I realized today that it did not include many nutricious things. There was one night where they couldn't decide between chicken nuggets or fish sticks, so we had both, with tator tots. There was one night we had pancakes (in honor of National Pancake Day). Lots of peanut butter and jelly for Cade and soup for Cooper. Today we had our usual Sunday faire, Taco Bell for lunch and El Dorado's Mexican for dinner, and I don't think refried beans counts as a veggie. I will do better. Jason just asked me why I was sharing this info with the public since it doesn't make me look that great, but I'm sure someone out there understands.
And then there are school lunches. A few years ago, before I had kids, I was at a friend's house and we were talking about the frozen peanut butter and jelly sandwiches you can buy. And I said, how lazy can people be if they can't make a sandwich for their kid? And my friend opened her freezer to show them to me and told me to just wait. Can I just tell you how bad I wish my sweet Cooper wasn't allergic to peanuts so I could buy them now! Making 9 lunches a week is such a pain! Plus two for me, which I usually give up on. So monotonus and irritating. Yes, Cooper could buy his lunch, but since I already have to make one for Cade, and he has so many allergies, its just better if I make them. And school lunches do not cost 75 cents like they did when I was a kid. Once I month I buy them lunchables, and I rejoice because I don't have to stress about what I am going to come up with. Tonight was my lunchable night, but again, no vegetables!

3 comments:

ashley said...

TOTALLY understand. I am so into learning about nutrition these days, I just can't seem to get it onto our plates at dinner - just too much work!!

Christy said...

We had chili tonight, do the tomatoes in there count? I did use turkey meat, heathier, right?

ashley said...

turkey counts for 2 - and if your kids actually ate the tomatoes and didn't pick them out like mine do then you get bonus points:)