I love my children. I really do! They are the most amazing gift and blessing that I have ever received.
Now, that being said, there are times when I just want to scream "Aaaaaaaaargh!"
Let me explain.....It's currently 10:23PM and oh yeah, we just finished dinner about 20 minutes ago. My husband, lucky guy that he is, is working the late shift this week and so that means from 3PM on it's just me and my two beautiful kids. Which is great most of the time, except when we all take a 2 hour nap around 5PM and I end up starting dinner after 7 o' clock. (I know, I know, at least I got a nap too!) And, of course, I'm trying to be the good mom and get some healthy nutrition into our meals (not like two nights ago when we had Spiderman Mac & Cheese for dinner). So, I decided to practice what I saw on Oprah the other day when Jessica Seinfeld was on promoting her book "Deceptively Delicious" and add some broccoli puree to some chicken strips that I was making. I didn't exactly follow her chicken recipe but went with my old standby on the back of the Bisquick box (which are excellent by the way) except that I added the broccoli to the egg like she does. So, all in all, after thawing and cutting up the chicken, getting all the ingredients together, and getting it in the oven in between breastfeeding and putting a puzzle (or six) together along with what seemed like a million other requests (demands!) from my two children, we sat down to eat at around 9:30PM.
At least there's one good thing I can say.........my son actually ate the chicken and liked it!