Sometimes I feel I’m Super Mom.
Take yesterday, for example. It was 2:30 on a Saturday afternoon and I was in the kitchen cooking up a storm.
It’s become a habit for me to prep 4 days’ worth of food in an afternoon on the weekend. Believe me, it is a lot of work to do it all at once but I find it gives me the freedom to give more time to the kids over the next few days.
I had a few things going on at the same time – onions being sautéed on the stove, zucchinis being cubed to put into a casserole, kids being told to play nicely with each other, and a husband being babied because of a bad cold.
I got this.
Then, out of the blue, a good friend texted to ask if she can come over for an impromptu visit.
Yep, sure. No problem. I got this.
So she came and we hung out and chatted while I layered my casserole. She even played with Elle so I didn’t have to yell at kindly remind the kids to play nicely together and honour each other.
After my casserole is in the oven, I realized I forgot to offer my friend a beverage, let alone offer her something to eat.
Since the oven is already on, I quickly went to the pantry and pulled out a box of Robin Hood Lemon Poppy Seed Quick Bread mix. Within 5 minutes, I had the batter whipped up, poured into a muffin tin, and placed in the already hot oven. I know this will be a hit with the kids and I’m sure my friend will think I made it from scratch since the muffins taste homemade =)
While that was baking, I made some tea and set up the table for our afternoon snack. I didn’t even have to call the kids to come out of Elle’s room. They followed the smell of the muffins and came out on their own =)
Like I said, sometimes I feel I’m Super Mom. I can prep 4 days’ worth of meals in an afternoon, take care of my children and husband, entertain guests, and bake my cake and eat it too.
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