09 May 2011
I love you Mom?
Now, lest you think that I had a picture perfect day, I'll clue you into the rest of the story. We were late to church because when mom sleeps in... we're just going to be late... because I'm slow anyway. I didn't have time to put on any make-up either and I forgot my sweater and it was raining outside. There was the usual circus trying to keep three kids somewhat quiet and the occasional chasing down of the baby when she made a break for it. Then I taught the three year olds, who are very cute, but are exhausting and then, we came home to make a pre-planned, mom doesn't do any work, meal.
Except mom forgot that she still has to plan the "no work" meal and didn't have even half of the ingredients. Plan B was rice with cream of chicken soup on top. Did you know that you are supposed to do two parts water to one part rice? I knew that too, but I switched it for some reason. So... six cups of water later, we had the worst rice I've ever made. Lots of it. Lots and lots.
We made up for it today, after making a run to the market for the missing ingredients. It was almost perfect. The boy went to school, the girl went to a friend's and the baby went down for a nap...almost. I was wishing I had some candles to make our little fancy meal a bit more romantic, but the baby in the high chair kind of ruined that anyway. She munched on cucumber salad, while my husband and I pretended to be in a fancy-shmancy restaurant. Except that we kept complimenting each other on our excellent cooking.