I don’t know how you do it…. Outside of the prison thing. I have tried to move away from the rut I was in….or my comfort zone….or whatever. Courtesy of my cousin, Camille…we are trying to be a clean eating family. More veggies, less food that can sit on the shelf for years. When she mentioned it, I instantly thought… what the heck am I gonna feed my kids? Kidding…kinda. I did think it. But since then, we have been trying really hard to be good.
I even bought regular oatmeal and pecans so we can control the sugar vs. the maple pecan oatmeal I heart (and miss) so much. That part isn’t so yummy but the benefits should be good. The biggest news has been the cooking I have been doing. Yep. I said it. Cooking. Get up from the floor and back up on the seat you were on.
This would be the “breaking out of the rut” part. Bought a new crock pot. Cruised the outside aisles of the grocery store (b/c Dr. Oz told me to). Perused cookbooks that I forgot I owned. And shazaam! Made dinner 4 nights last week. I mean, write it down. I am the main reason one of my restaurants make goal most weeks. And why Luca yells ‘I want tots’! in the Sonic drive thru.
My cousin Mick, who is a chef…so there is NO pressure when I post updates. He actually posted a cooking video for me. That was awesome. And yet..I only felt a little inadequate. Kididng.
But so far, so good. The kids are still alive and actually still eating. So bonus.
Speaking of kids…. L is turning 3 next week. 3. as in 3 years since I have been pg, 3 years since I figured out exactly how fast I can make a bottle. 3 years since I have slept well. But 3 years feels like 3 seconds. I was talking to him the other day and he said such a grown up thing (that I can’t remember) I was shocked. Shocked that he knew what and how to say the comment but also that he was carrying on a conversation with me. When he says ‘Mom, you seen my shoe anywhere?’, it still floors me. He is such a little man. I love him. We are having a dinosaur party at Pump It Up–an inflatable park. I know my brothers and hubby are secretly excited.
M is going to be a year old in less than a month. How crazy is that? A year. Yikes. He is getting so big…not walking yet. It’s a toss up between him being lazy or him being smart that he makes people carry him everywhere. M is smiley joe most of the time..but is getting much more vocal. Especially when L takes his toys. I only say ‘Luca, give that back’ 18 times a day. But both of the kiddos are doing great. I can’t wait for summer. Swim lessons, pool time and being outside. Now if M would only walk so I don’t have differently toned biceps. Otherwise, you will know why I’m wearing 3/4 sleeves in July.