I’m not going to lie– life has been beyond busy the past few weeks. As much as my hands were full this summer with the kids, nothing compares to now juggling a school schedule, work schedule, traveling husband schedule, and a new business to boot. When my husband told me he had to go out of town this week, I almost cried– not THIS week, with five deadlines and a huge event coming up! But alas, yes, this week. And last week. And probably next week too.
We’re bombarded with images of “perfect” moms– a finished laundry pile, calm bedtime routines, homegrown organic veggies with every meal. It’s easy to get sucked in. As a blogger, I’m totally guilty of perpetuating that too. Which is why I had to tell you that this week I said screw it, CHICKEN NUGGETS AND MAC AND CHEESE ALL AROUND! Is cheese a veggie? No? Here, have a Pop-Tart! There’s strawberries in there! What, strawberries aren’t veggies? DRINK UP YOUR PEDIASURE! That’ll count for something, right?
My plan was thwarted by my little guy, who only likes Mac and Cheese from a certain chain restaurant that rhymes with ‘Banera’ and he liked chicken nuggets LAST week but not this week. So I decided to make that other kids’ ‘I’m totally out of ideas’ classic– grilled cheese. But with one child wailing that he was hungry and the other literally using the freezer drawer as a stool to reach the fridge, out of desperation to make something OMGfast! I pulled out the waffle iron. Instead of waffles, I put the ungrilled cheese sandwich in there closed it as best I could, and a minute later we had GRILLED CHEESE WAFFLES.
As I watched the cheese drip out and prayed my kids would eat it, I started to realize… this week was kinda like that grilled cheese waffle.
Lots of dips, a few highs (the kids were actually super well behaved for some unknown and terrifying reason), and lots of mess oozing out. I missed an appointment. I rescheduled another. I went through the drive-thru at Wendy’s and got french fries just for myself before picking up the kids from school because it was 2:25 and I hadn’t eaten yet that day. My dining room table is strewn with approximately 486 half finished fall decorating projects. According to the internet fall is almost over, so there goes that.
As usually happens when I make declarations, one of my deadlines was a freelancing post for a brand that involved making bison burgers, so by mid-week the kids and I were dining on bison sliders with marinated onions. Oh the irony.
So when you’re having a busy week, throw a buttered-on-the-outside cheese sandwich into the waffle iron. Press down. Cook for a few minutes. Enjoy your easier-than-a-regular-grilled-cheese dinner. Or eat a bison slider with marinated onions.
Or do some yoga in your jammies. Whatever makes you happy.
I’m so very thankful for this job, and for this blog. I’m thankful my older Halloween posts are keeping traffic coming until I can get new ones published
around Christmas. Life might be like a Grilled Cheese Waffle, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Pin this Bad Boy for when life is handing you Grilled Cheese Waffle kind of days, and enjoy. 😉