I had a great day today! The kids had off school for Yom Kippur and we took full advantage.
Once I got back from the gym I had some leftover salmon and rice. I almost forgot it was Wednesday so I didn’t snap a photo. I do, however, have this fun shot of the dinner the leftovers came from.
I defrosted and marinated salmon and made some fried rice. The family loved it and I had just enough leftover for a meal.
After breakfast my friend picked us up and we headed to Climbzone.
We had a blast! Evan was a little young to climb but they had bouncy slides and such to keep him busy. We had a blast! We then headed to Chick-fil-A for lunch.
Again, I forgot to take a picture! But I had my usual, a cobb salad with grilled nuggets and a few nibbles of the kids’ nuggets and fries.
Once we got home the kids amused themselves while I got some work done and I snacked on a Kashi Bar — these things are a new family favorite of ours.
Before dinner Ryan and I hit the grocery store for some supplies and we nibbled on these pretzels while putting away the groceries.
Once everything was put away we started dinner. I’m trying to restart our tradition of him being responsible once a week. We took a break from it mostly because I didn’t have the energy to keep it up. Sometimes it’s exhausting just being a parent, isn’t it?
I’ve decided it was time to bite the bullet because how does a kid learn to cook if no one teaches him? Or at the very least, how will he learn to appreciate the work it takes to feed a family?
So I asked him yesterday what he wanted to make. His response was a lot of whining and groaning with no excitement. That’s when it hit me to ask what his favorite lunch is at school.
The way I see it, I have to get him excited to cook things he WANTS to cook. So taco salad it was, and he did an amazing job!
We got his brother involved, too!
It was really a perfect meal to have him make. All we did was brown some ground beef with onion and spices and served it over lettuce with salsa, avocado, peppers, cheese and baked corn tortilla chips on the side.
Everyone loved it!
After dinner we all cleaned up, I cut the boys hair and now we’re watching Survivor and nibbling on some toasted coconut chips.
Great day, right? I mean, there were a few pull-my-hair-out parenting moments but you’ll have those.
Oh! and an update on the ads and my layout here on the site. First, thank you to everyone who let me know about the ads and sent screenshots. It was a great help! Over the next few days you’ll see my site return to its original layout and all the weight-loss related ads should be disappearing. I removed my secondary network because it didn’t allow me to block categories.
Ok, got to go. Tribal council. :)