Has this ever happened to you? It’s 4:30 p.m. and you have been busy all day. Whether you work outside your home, or are a stay-at-home mom like I am, it seems as though sometimes the day just slips away. Before I know it, the clock shows 4:30 p.m. and things can quickly fall apart.
This is often the time that my seven, nine, and twelves year olds are running around the house playing Nerf, and the older boys are off somewhere staying out of the melee. My second daughter may or may not be home because she is a full-time college student who comes and goes as her schedule dictates. Such is my life many days at 4:30 p.m. I’m sure that many of you have experienced similar circumstances.
What’s a person to do? In my obese days, with only three children, my response to a harried time like that would have been to either call John and tell him to bring home as much McDonald’s as we could afford right then, or load all the kids up into the car to meet John at a restaurant.
I may have had a vague idea of what we were having for dinner back then, but not enough of an idea to actually feel like I could prepare the meal amidst the craziness. So I didn’t try and we ate very unhealthy restaurant foods – all the time.