My grades posted today. I earned A's all around. To celebrate, Hubby is taking me on a date. One of my all-time favorite activities is eating. Knowing this, Hubby is planning on taking me out for dinner. Hooray! I like going out to eat. However, it gets expensive, so we don't do it often. Luckily, we have a gift card and the restaurant we're going to is having a cheap 2 entree deal.
The problem is, I still have eight kids that need to eat dinner since they are not invited on the date. I was wracking my brains this morning trying to think of a meal that would require the least amount of effort on my part, but that the kids would still like. After thinking and thinking, it dawned on me...
Ramen Noodle Soup!
My kids all love Ramen Noodle. They beg for it constantly. I usually refuse to make it for them. Personally, I dislike the flavor. And I don't want to make a dinner that I can't/won't eat.
This is their chance to have as much Ramen as they want! And they can even make it themselves, so I don't have to do any extra work at all! Hooray!
But then I started to think..Having my kids make their own dinner and subjecting them to (yucky) Ramen just didn't seem fair. I felt like I was being a lazy Mom going that route.
So then I decided, I better look at this from my kids perspective.
And do you know what my kids would say:
"We get to make our own dinner? YESSSS!!!" (followed by cheers)
"We get to eat Ramen Noodle? Any flavor we want? YESSSS!!!" (followed by cheers)
They are going to be thrilled.
And me, well, I am going to order a dinner with mushrooms. Does that sound fair?? Again, I looked at it from my kids perspective. And my kids would say:
"Mom, are you sure you don't want some Ramen? We can save you a bowl! You don't have to eat mushrooms."
They'll think they are the ones getting the better deal.
Aaah. The joys of youth and undeveloped palates. ;)