Friday, February 27, 2009

Recommitting to Dinner Time

I am willing to admit my many flaws. One of them lately is cooking for my kids. I feed them, but I admit we eat out a lot. I'm lucky because my kids love salads and vegetables so when we do eat out, they do eat healthy. I keep fresh fruit in my house to balance out our meals out.

The main reason we eat out so much is because dinner time is really hard for me when Kevin is gone. It's when I feel the void so much. Dinner time is always a happy time for us a family, we have our best conversations and giggles there. I really miss Kevin a lot at mealtime.

Tonight when Daniel and I were hanging out, he asked me if I would please start cooking again because he likes my food best. It's pretty powerful when it comes from your kids. I'm grateful for my kids and their simple vision of how life should be.

I admit I've been bad about cooking and have made the decision to do better about it and quit eating out so much. It will go back to being a treat and not an everyday occurrence.

I'm sure this makes me seem like an awful parent but we all have our coping mechanisms.

Daniel and I did some meal planning and so back into the kitchen I go!


Mommy to those Special Ks said...

We STILL eat out too much, even when Frank is home! We're right there with you!

Trish said...

Good for you! Up until about three weeks ago I swear my kids lived on top ramen and cereal. ;)

You're a good mom!!!