Do you smell the fall in the air? Seriously, yesterday, I smelled it. And man oh man did it smell vaaaaanderful!
Fall means football, and football means I ride solo for a while in the evenings while Ben is coaching. For the past three weeks, Ben has been getting home when I’m already in bed, which means it’s me and the little dude all evening long. By the time bedtime rolls around for me, I’m so tired that I’m not quite sure I can even climb in my bed. I’ve contemplated sleeping on the floor because it would mean less physical exertion than climbing in the bed. Single mamas, you rock!
So here’s what our evenings have looked like:
-I come home from work and we play and
eat read books for a while. And then I start dinner. Which PB objects to. So then I must get creative.
I pull everything out into the floor. Muffin pans, measuring spoons, blocks, whisks, you name it. If it doesn’t resemble a toy, he’s interested. Now, he’ll be occupied for about 10 minutes. That means I’ve gotta hustle.
Dinner is finished about the same time he’s fed up with the muffin pan. I feed him and eat my supper at the same time. Sometimes I forget what I’m doing and notice that I’ve been eating his food instead. Not bad!
My 10-minute (prep) meal looks like this: lemon-baked tilapia, mac and cheese, broccoli and cheese (do you notice a cheese theme?) and pinterest potatoes! Seriously, found these potatoes on pinterest the other day. It’s a spin on a traditional baked potato, and it was gooooood. Perfect for a quick, weeknight dinner in place of a plain ole’ tater!
After we eat, we play and dance a little. PB’s learning how to dance (bounce) when he hears music. His favorite song so far seems to be ‘Bust a move’. I’m so proud…..
Next up, we feed the calf. He’s in a lot behind our house with a bunch of other cows. I’m hoping that he’s near our house so we don’t have to walk 8172 miles to feed him. Today? He’s 8171 miles from our house.
|Look closer. That little red dot near the tree.|
|“oh thank heavens, dada, I thought you were NEVER gonna get here!”|