Last night I forgot to feed my children dinner. Completely forgot.
There is a story behind it, I guess. But the bottom line is I put my children to bed without feeding them dinner!
So here's the whole story. Maybe it will improve your opinion of me a little bit...
Last night I cooked dinner early while Abigail and Nathan were napping. It was just homemade burritos, that we could warm up later. So dinner was all done and ready by 4:00PM. When the little ones woke from their naps we watched a show, and then made those cinnamon Christmas ornaments you see all over Pinterest. It was a total mess. So when we were done I made the kids go straight to the tub. And then my brain just switched to our bedtime routine - totally forgetting they hadn't eaten since lunch. Kissed them goodnight and went downstairs to make some cookies for a project I'm working on. Still never even thinking about the fact that they didn't eat dinner! I had eaten so much while cooking, that I wasn't hungry, so I guess that was factor. Anyway I went upstairs to check on them and heard them chatting. I opened the door to tell them to go to sleep, and they both said, "But Mom, we're SO hungry! We never had dinner."
Mom of the year, right here! And to make you feel even better about your own parenting skills I will tell you what I did next.
I gave them each a giant cookie that I had just made. To eat in bed. After they already brushed their teeth.
I need a vacation. Good thing my husband is taking me away tonight!! I can NOT wait.