A couple of weekends ago, because I didn’t want to start the weekend of into a crying meltdown and one big fight of NOOOOOOOOOOO, I confess into giving my daughter a scoop of ice cream for breakfast. But let me tell you the background of the story, coz in most cases, there is one.
The night before this breakfast incident, I had to get my daughter away from a potentially dangerous situation from our backyard. Daddy was melting lead to mold sinkers for boat fishing. While it was an educational process to watch, being away from it was much safer. So to convince my daughter to go back to the house I told her we’ll have a bowl of ice cream. When we got into the house somehow the walk from the shed to the kitchen made her forget about the ice cream. She asked for gold fish crackers instead, played with the iPad for a bit then went to bed.
I should’ve known that she would remember the ice cream when she woke up the next morning. And Scott and I knew it after saying no a few times and practically pleading with her to eat something else for breakfast first before ice cream. We went through Breakfast first and then ice cream … over and over again. Usually, “this first then..” would work and we actually don’t use it as much as we used to when she got her official autism diagnosis. But that day her favorite boiled eggs and cottage cheese didn’t convince her at all. She remembered she was supposed to eat ice cream the night before but she didn’t so she wanted to have it then for breakfast. Like I said, I gave in. Just a small scoop of vanilla ice cream(not the one in the picture).
Then minutes after averting that possible meltdown, an appropriate scene in this old show Freaks and Geeks, Scott and I were watching came on. In the scene, 2 mothers were sitting at the hospital’s waiting area. One Mom started sharing her guilt about what happened to her child when he/she(can’t remember) was still a kid because of something she’d done. The 2 mothers looked at each other and understood at that moment all the bad parenting choices or actions they’ve done along the way.
I looked at my husband and said, “When my daughter asks for ice cream for breakfast..” then he finished the sentence for me, “we give it to her.”
And then we laughed hysterically at the irony. Have you done any bad parenting choices lately? Or years ago? Hey, you won’t face judgment here.
To the tune of JLO’s Dance Again, sing it with me. I Wanna Blog, Again…..And Blog.. Again.
I have no problem dancing over and over again, everyday, as part of my workout. I love to dance, period. I love to blog too. But with Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, I’m all blogged out at the end of the day to blog here. Did I mention it’s summer break for the kids? I have so much to share. I want to go back to the time when I feel free in sharing either profound or mundane things in our lives. The time when there was no fear of anything and everything going viral or someone getting offended or being judgmental. Aaahhhhhhhh.
I should just forget all that and just blog, no? Well, I might. But first, I will go dance…..
My husband had a 3-day off last week which started on Friday. Before he left for work on Thursday, a co-worker commented that when Scott gets up on Friday morning I would have a to-do-list ready for him to do. Scott told her that I never do that but the co-worker insisted I would. Scott explained to her that he and I do what needs to be done without any lists or nagging. He’s right.
I do the chores I have to do and he does what needs to be done on top of everything else that’s on the day’s agenda. If there’s something broken I don’t need to nag him to fix it or nag him to fix it coz it’s been a week since it broke. If it ever does take longer for him to fix something I don’t find the need to remind him all the time coz I know he’d do it when he’s not tired or busy from work and/or school. I don’t need to call for carpet cleaning durham nc if our carpet needs shampooing. We have wooden floor in this house but when we had carpet in previous houses, I didn’t need to tell my husband to go rent a carpet cleaner. He’d go and rent one himself.
We do our own chores and help each other out if needed. We’re a team who knows and share responsibilities in every aspect of our life. A to-do-list is unnecessary. I make a to-do-list for myself sometimes but that’s for me to follow. The only time I tend to nag is when I’m worried about a certain activity that involves the children. Like this Saturday when he took our daughter boat fishing upon the Princess’ request. I know Emma would be fine but being a worry-wart Mommy 24/7, I couldn’t help but nag Daddy that Emma might do this and that. And of course, Emma was fine and they had fun. Mommy worries too much, sometimes.
Anyhoooo, so this is how it is with us. Maybe other marriages need to-do-lists and if so, to each its own. I’m not going to say our way is better than someone else’s. It’s just this is how we do it, 16 years and counting…
My rule in the kitchen is that I am not a short-order cook. Whatever I prepare will be what’s for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. If I cook anything spicy or dishes that my husband and I will only appreciate that’s when I make something else for the children. More often than not, I try to modify the amount of heat or chop ingredients more finely to kinda hide them from the kids. They’re eating ginger without knowing it. If I make hot wings, I leave fried wings with no coating of hot sauce for the kids. Things like that.
Having said all of that, this morning’s breakfast eggs satisfied everyone’s liking. Scott wanted omelet, Caine prefers over-medium eggs, while Emma was waiting on green eggs ala Dr. Seuss.
2-cheese omelet. I made 2 of these for my husband and I. I’ve posted a recipe of this at Feistycook. Served with 2 kinds of bacon, turkey and the REAL one . I asked my husband if he wanted turkey or the “real” bacon this morning and he said mix them up so there we go. Grapes and strawberries were added on the side too.
Caine’s over-medium eggs with bacon and fruits.
While I was cooking last Thursday, Emma was talking to me about Green Eggs and Ham so I told her I’d make her green eggs and ham for breakfast this Saturday. Just a small squirt of green food coloring on the eggs then sprinkle shredded cheese. Then slightly fry a piece of deli ham in a little bit of butter. VOILA!
So, how was your breakfast with family today?
You can’t stop….
The kids are going to be out of school in a couple of weeks or so. Summer vacation is definitely upon us. We just went on a spring vacation in New York where we enjoy spring snow. That was fun, especially for the kids who would play with snow all day and night if they could. But we’re done with snow. We want water adventures and sun. Scott won’t use up the rest of his vacation days so we’re not traveling this year. However, it’s nice to look around online what good places to go to. Like wisconsin dells resort deals.
Wisconsin Dells is “The Waterpark Capital of the World” after all. It has 3 water parks. 1 outdoor and 2 indoors. A fun place for kids and adults alike. Just imaging all that water fun which includes canoeing, fishing, and boating. Did I say fishing? The whole family would definitely enjoy that. There’s also golfing for the husband. Oh and horseback riding which Emma would just go bananas for. There are resorts offering great deals right now that are just too tempting to grab. If only I could take advantage of these deals now. Life would be even sweeter. It’s always been one of our dreams to travel to see all the States anyway so I might as well put Wisconsin as one of the top contenders along with Disney World in Florida just for the Summer.
Someday we’ll get to travel around. We’ll probably drive though in an RV to also enjoy the scenery along the way. And, to make sure Emma is comfortable as can be. For now we’ll stay in NC which has a lot to offer during summer of course. What are your plans for the summer?
I saw this quote on Pinterest and it made me say… “Uh Huh.” I had like a Zen moment. Then I got the motivation I needed to keep working out. Then I smiled!
Our Princess’ Spring picture. She’s is just the cutest with that pose. She’s such a pro, I tell yah.