Since having kids, dinnertime has been a super stressful part of the day. I don’t know what it is about the five o’clock hour that makes children a little bonkers, but I think it’s fairly common. The kiddos are extra needy and demanding when I’m trying to prep dinner. Compound that with the fact that I hate cooking and absolutely despise having to come up with meal ideas and you’ve got a recipe for a cranky monster of a mama.
“What’s the Hardest Part of your Day?”
I was chatting with a friend a few months ago about my daily struggles. She’s a ‘let’s take action’ kind of mom which is just what I needed, she’s a good listener too but has no patience for excuses. So she asked me a simple question: “What’s the hardest part of your day?” I thought for a sec and replied “Dinnertime.” Without a doubt. Then she asked: “What can you do make dinnertime easier?”
And I didn’t really know how to respond! There are so many aspects of motherhood and life in general that are hard, that I use up all my energy just to survive that I didn’t even consider that there might be an easier way. I think I had resigned myself to the idea that dinnertime was hellish and always would be!