You Need to Eat Again?

My 14-year-old son comes home from lacrosse practice and asks, “What’s for dinner?”

“Darn, you need to eat again?” I ask him, playing a little stupid.

He starts digging through the cabinets and refrigerator.

“Aren’t you old enough to cook for yourself?” I ask. By golly, he is 14!

“I shouldn’t have to cook for myself after I practice.” The teenage side really comes out.

Oh wait, I guess that is supposed to be another thing on my “to-do” list. Teach my son how to cook and not burn the house down. I’ll have to do that right after homework, piano practice, reading time, and should I try to teach them another language while I’m at it?

I ended up going to a restaurant around the corner and picked up this:

Kalbi ribs, rice, cucumber kimchi, and soybeans. Yum!
Kalbi ribs, rice, cucumber kimchi, and soybeans. Yum!

Heh, it’s better than anything I could cook, and he got two vegetables in! I realized that after a long day of making sure my 5 year old has his lunch for his field trip, taking my kids to their activities, chasing my 1 year old around, etc. It’s okay to not be supermom!

SUPERMOM to the Rescue
SUPERMOM to the Rescue

 

 

He was one happy boy and continued his life texting once he had something in his belly. I didn’t have to spend hours in the kitchen between preparation and cleanup. Sometimes taking the “easy” way out is the best option. I’m sane, he’s fed, life’s good. Give yourself a break sometime!

RELAX, We can't do it all.
RELAX, We can’t do it all.

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