Sunday, May 1, 2011

Feel free to steal this idea 'cause it's kinda genius

This afternoon was weird.  All the kids were tired and super grumpy.  Lauren was napping and the other two were moping around, clearly tired but unwilling to chill out and rest.  After a sufficient amount of whining, William fell asleep on the couch while watching Ninja Warrior and Drew and I went in my bedroom to fold clothes but ended up laying on them and falling asleep instead.  We all woke up a bit before 5:00pm.  Bedtime for Lauren is at 7:00pm and for the big kids at 8:00pm.  It's just weird to wake from an unplanned, unexpected nap to have to just eat dinner, take a bath, and then go to bed again.  Plus everyone woke up grumpy, like the nap wasn't enough and no one wanted to be awake.  Me included.

It was dinnertime and instead of making something ghetto and having the kids pick at it and not eat and then me have to clean the kitchen from a meal that was hastily prepared and not even eaten, I decided to do something so clever, I'm kind of thinking this may be a bimonthly ritual.

We drove 20 minutes to a McDonald's.  We passed 4 on the way to the one we went to.  I ordered the kids' food, parked in a spot and dished it up, then drove the 20 minutes home.  By the time we got home, dinner was eaten, 45 minutes had passed, and my kitchen at home was still clean. 


  1. the first thing i thought reading that was, you have one right there, lol. at least you have fed your kids. i just sent mine to their rooms b/c they couldnt play nicely together.


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