The first month was great. Shopping on Sundays ensured my cupboards and fridge were well-stocked with all the ingredients necessary to pull together a veritable culinary masterpiece every day, or at least a good dinner. Oh, it felt good. School lunches, you ask? Yes, I pulled them together without breaking a sweat and without having to resort to PB&J sandwiches, a staple from previous years. And breakfasts, nothing boring for Lizzie. There were toast and pancakes, as well as the occasionally smoothie. And dinners were a breeze. I tell you folks, I was riding high.
Things started to slip a bit at the beginning of October. I worked a Saturday night shift and didn't wake up to purchase groceries for the week. This was the beginning of the end, until Grown-Up Mommy became completely derailed by our holiday to Florida in October. And I've been trying to catch up ever since and Fly-By-The-Seat-Of-My-Pants Mommy has ruled the roost.
Today Grown-Up Mommy tried to gain control in a no-holds barred grudge match at the grocery store. Armed with a well-prepared shopping list and backed by a week's menu at home, Grown-Up Mommy filled her cart with healthy ingredients. Fly-By-The-Seat-Of-My-Pants Mommy tried to fill the cart with some convenience foods, but Grown-Up Mommy stood firm. Victory!
Now Grown-Up Mommy is not going to just sit back and rest on her laurels. She knows that it is a constant battle against that lazy Fly-By-The-Seat-Of-My-Pants Mommy who likes to order takeout and stop for frozen pizzas on the way home from work. Grown-Up Mommy will strive to prepare meals ahead of time and have them ready for those busy nights. Grown-Up Mommy put Lizzie and her friend to work today filling the cookie-void we are experiencing. Grown-Up Mommy will make a lasagna for tomorrow night and feed her family nutritious home-made chicken noodle soup.
Go Grown-Up Mommy!