It is: "What's for dinner?"
|Deer in headlights, anyone?|
Yep, that's me on the
inside when the kids ask,
"What's for dinner??"
Without meaning to, this innocuous phrase sends me into a panic every day. Please don't misunderstand--I love the ritual of dinnertime; family gathered around the table, reconnecting with each other after being in the throws of the storm. It is our most important hour, but it would be a heck of a lot more enjoyable if I didn't have to cook it.
Every day, without fail, I begin my day like any of you--getting kids off to school...then work work work...pick up kids...little more work...household stuff that needs to be attended to, and then...BAM! Out of the blue (Hah! Like I didn't know it was coming??!) one of my little people asks, "Mom, what's for dinner?" My response is immediate and completely full of swagger, "Oh, you know, something AWESOME." At which point I begin mentally inventorying my kitchen for ingredients for something edible and kid friendly.
Diary Of A Square Toothed Girl is all about celebrating the everyday, and in order to celebrate, it helps to have a positive out look on life. But I'll be honest, there's a good 20% of me that harbors a negative attitude about cooking dinner. What can I say? I'm human, and we've all got our stuff.
Really though, I've diagnosed my problem with cooking dinner: I'm o.k. if I have a plan, but it's when 5 o'clock rolls around and I haven't given it a thought all day long that the panic sets in. And unfortunately, that's how I roll most days.
Anyway, for me, cooking dinner is right up there with getting vaccinated for rubella, spending more than twelve minutes in a room with twenty 3 year olds, and listening to fingernails being scraped on a chalkboard. And you may be wondering:
Since I'm writing a post on cooking dinner, what are we having?
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What do you like to cook for dinner? No really, I want to know, because the deer in the headlights have just set in as I've realized it's dinnertime. [Sigh.]
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