Wednesday, January 5, 2011

It was a SpaghettiO's kind of day

Today was one of those days where clearly the length of my "to do's" outweighed the hours available to a matter of fact, it seems like that has been the pattern of my life over the last several days.

When the boys and I drove back into the neighborhood from running errands all morning, my mind was on lunch prep. I remembered that one can of SpaghettiO's that I bought several months back for emergencies. Out came the Campbell's can from our pantry. Within minutes (before Parker had made it back downstairs from washing his hands) SpaghettiO's and some fresh apple slices were plopped on the table by one proud mama. (Proud for whipping up something together so quickly after such a hectic morning and given my current circumstances). The guilt started to creep in though when I thought about the amount of sodium intake my son was going to ingest from this one meal, but I quickly shook that from my head and decided that every child in a lifetime needed to experience SpaghettiO's at least once. Parker skipped over to the table, saw his prepared lunch and said, "Yum!" After taking a bite of the pasta and sauce, he put his spoon down, looked at me with a childlike expression of disgust and said, "I not like this, mama. I not eat this."

Can you blame him really?

Oh well, at least I didn't have to worry about him skyrocketing his sodium levels for the week. ha ha! (in case you're wondering, I am one of those weird moms that calculates how many servings of each food type my child has had that least on general days)

...and a picture of cutie at 12 weeks. Wow. I can't believe how fast time is flying.

P.S. For those who care, my fridge and pantry are now stocked and better prepared for future "SpaghettiO's" type days...but this time without the SpaghettiO's.


Amanda said...

I would love to hear some meal ideas. I'm like you, I woory about what Jack eats, but I'm always running out of lunch ideas. Email me when you get a chance. I LOVE your blog. The boys are sooo cute.

Daisy Green said...

Really nice story, and you sons are really very cute and handsome. I enter your blogs by chance, and really appreciate of your life. I want to a house wife in the future,too. And now still waiting for my future another part patiently!!! Wish God bless you!!!