Monday, January 26, 2009

Kid Food

I am making a confession here. I cannot cook. I am not a complete failure I just struggle making anything that is for a meal. I have no problems baking. I can bang out the brownies, cookies, pies even cakes (although they taste better than they look) I just can not cook.

This being the understood fact makes my husband's busy season all the more intolerable. When my husband is in season he leaves the house 7:30 AM and often doesn't get home until 10:00pm or later. If I eat anymore mac&cheese, hot dogs or chicken nuggets I may scream. Now often I do make the kids their food and then I nuke a frozen meal for myself but that gets old too. Add to all of this my kids don't eat large quantities so when I do attempt to cook (casseroles, tacos, stuff from a box...) I end up with enough leftovers to kill a cow, and oh yeah, I am the only one in the house that eats leftovers... I also worry that I am creating bad habits for the girls. They are getting use to nothing but "kid food", I worry that when it comes time to reintroduce family dinners they won't have anything to do with it and be picky eaters (which they are not, yet).

Does anyone (assuming anyone is out there) have a solution because I am going nuts.


For anyone reading this I thank you. This is my first post on my first blog. I am sure I will make mistakes, hopefully some friends and potentially I may upset some people.

I decided to start this blog as an outlet for my frustrations. I have read many blogs, articles and postings about being a SAHM or even a SAHP and a vast majority come across as it being the best thing in the world. I know for some that it is the ultimate job and that nothing can be as important as nurturing and caring for your children, but for others (such as myself) it was not the plan and it is not the thing that makes me jump out of bed in the morning. I want somewhere for individuals to talk about the reality of being a SAHP without all the sugar and pretense hanging over it.

Lets not be mistaken. I love my children, I have 2 girls ages 18mo. and 5 years. I will always love them and I like to spend time with them--I just like having a career and talking with adults as well.

Now this post may or may not be the tone and format for the future, perhaps this needs to go in the profile. I am sure I will figure this out as I go but I ask you to speak up if you have an opinion and band together if you feel my pain. I am sure I am not the only one out here that feels this way.