I know, look away. Spaghettio's and coffee?? My head hangs down in shame. Who eats this stuff anyway? That would be ME.
If you watch any daytime tv at all I'm sure you've seen the talk shows that talk about "Mom" time. You know the discussions I'm talking about. The one where Oprah says how important it is to take a little time for yourself. Where Rachel Rae says to nourish your body with goodness. Where the ladies on The View talk about pampering yourself. WHAT WORLD DO THEY LIVE IN?
All that in theory sounds fantastic but the reality is Spaghettio's and coffee. We all know what the coffee is for,....pure survival. Without it the kids would still be in their PJ's and running the house. The place where the dog peed on the floor would still be there. I'd still be wearing yesterday's clothes and my "parenting" would all be done from the sofa.
So why the spaghettio's? Because it comes from a can and was on sale for a buck at the grocery store! The can is a lovely substitution for a bowl. Yes, I'm that gross that I ate straight from the can. But what one might think of as "gross" is what I think of as terribly resourceful and crafty. Have you ever tried to wash dried spaghettio's off a bowl? Do it once and you'll understand why I ate it straight from the can. Besides, the bowl is a luxury when you are walking over some unamed stickiness that the kids have managed to spread all over the floor. By eating from a bowl, that implies that I sit down to eat! Any Mom of small children knows,....that only happens once in a blue moon!
So here's to you and whatever you're having for lunch. I figure, if we're able to feed ourselves we must be doing ok!