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Food Plan and a Pet Peeve

August 11th, 2016 at 06:23 pm

I'm in the bedroom with my laptop, and F is in the living room playing Life with her friend G. I am the mom that other moms can always ask to take their daughters home from soccer camp (or practice or school or whatever). This is great, and I love being that mom, but it means always having the house stocked with watermelon and popsicles and string cheese.

It's hard to keep the grocery bills down!

But I am trying.

The meal plan for next week:
fishy - pad thai noodles
potatoey/eggy - crash potatoes and veggies
chickeny - make a whole chicken with veg and rice
cheesy/bready - frito pies
something from the freezer with salad
pasta - with goat cheese and courgettes

Bonus: the pad thai can be eaten as leftovers, chicken always results in leftovers that can be made into croquettes or whatever, I already have beans in the freezer for frito pies. Three vegetarian meals, one fish meal, two chicken/turkey meals - that is right in my preferred ratio!

Today's pet peeve is: I am on the Building and Grounds Committee at F's school (that's not the pet peeve) and the Chair wants to meet on Monday, two days before school starts. Um - I don't have childcare two days before school starts, and if we meet before school starts, then I have to bring my daughter. This guy has a daughter the same age, in my daughter's class, but I'm assuming he is counting on his wife to watch their daughter, so he doesn't need to bring her to a meeting. I told him I couldn't do it until the day school starts, so hopefully that works, but I can't help think that there is a little bit of insensitivity about women who work full-time and are responsible for family life.

4 Responses to “Food Plan and a Pet Peeve”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    It could have honestly never even entered his mind perhaps? Annoying though.

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    I don't think he had a clue.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    Men are notorious for not comprehending women's lives at all.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    I bet he never gave it a thought. Perhaps if you mentioned that you don't have someone to watch your daughter, it would make him notice.

    You are a good parent and even though buying extra snacks hurts your grocery budget, you are super nice to provide these for everyone.

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