But having my two wonderful boys home with me all day, every day, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 1440 minutes a day, well you get the picture, brings about a whole new level of distraction.
So when it comes to school holidays, what I don't get, is this ... When they are at school, they take enough food for one meal and a snack, and they are fine. Being at home on school holidays, it seems requires only one meal, that starts at 9am, shortly after breakfast has been inhaled, and continues, with only short interruptions for toileting and fights, until 5pm, when the question is asked "What's for dinner Mum?", where the first united front for the day is witnessed.
During school terms I have a food plan, which I may not stick to strictly, but it provides me with a valuable prompt to remind me what I have in the house already half prepared or what I might need to pop to the shops to enhance the look of the last supper. And so, I am prepared! And it works.
The last 48 hours I have been grasping at straws as I try to fill the very large black hole of food inhalation that has taken place in my home and so I have found myself having to think on my feet!
IT. IS. EXHAUSTING!
And so, this afternoon when I found myself out of the house with only one child in tow, I was thankful that not only did the older one have some homework to do, but that as far as shopping went, I had been able to rely on some of the meals that WERE PREPARED.
So wish me good luck as the holidays role on and I find myself having to write gratitude posts every day! I am sure I will be fine ...
Today I am grateful for preparedness.