The Summer Dinner Doldrums
Yesterday was Day 1 of summer vacation for the kids. Without a break I was with them all day. We went to a playdate that included a trip to a sunny splash park and a long car ride. By the time we got home I was ready for a nap. Naturally, my dinner-making ambitions flagged.
So supper was cream cheese and jelly sandwiches and raw vegetables. We all know by now how well my kids do with vegetables.
Still, they were consumed in favor of the 2-Oreo reward.
I don’t mind making dinner while the kids are underfoot – in fact, it’s kind of a relaxing activity if I have the energy. But I can see in our near future that on the days I’m trying to tire the kids out, I will also be too tired to do much. That will mean some well-used dinner shortcuts. Here are my favorites:
-breakfast for dinner, which can be pancakes and bacon or as simple as cold cereal with milk
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