Sometimes, I’m the freezer parent.
You know, the parent that is too lazy to even make a PB&J-the simplest of meals.
Instead, I yank the chicken nuggets out of the depths of the freezer (I’d tell you which brand is the best, but I should totally get paid for that-Here’s lookin’ at you Tyson Chicken-Dinosaur Nuggets!) and pop them in the microwave, because even the oven is just too. much. some days.
I’m not always this way, but sometimes, after the constant questions, the screaming (My screams or theirs? Them obviously……. O.K., It’s me), and the mind-numbing activities, I just. don’t. have. it. in. me.
When we’ve been sick for 182 days in a row and we’re on snow day number 3, I just can’t adequately mother.
If you’re anything like me, I’m here to tell you it’s O.K. You are a GOOD mother. Feeding your children chicken nuggets for the third day in a row (a dinner and two lunches, gotta mix it up, ya know?) is NOT bad mothering. I mean, its not GREAT-at least variety wise, but its really not the worst.
So, please don’t beat yourself up, I’m beating myself up enough for all of us.
Let’s eat our freezer meals in peace and solidarity.
HERE IS AN ACTUAL PICTURE OF ME SERVING THESE INGRATES THEIR BLESSED NUGGIES.