Not a good sign that we’re in week 2 of the challenge and I’m getting tired of chopping. The benefits are outstanding – when I can quickly drop some veggies in a pan, in lunch containers or in the oven to roast. We are eating well and it’s easy. Lots of colours, lots of greens. Couldn’t be happier with the nutrition the kids are getting every day.
I tend to think of myself as a good cook. A great cook? But my knife skills are rudimentary – there’s no subtlety in my chopping. If I had ninja knife skills it might be a different story, as it’s always more fun to do things when you’re proficient (or at least it’s more efficient when you have skills).
My friends think it’s not about the chopping – it’s about being a mom who is keeping it all together. I see the other moms and dads out there — rest assure if I see your kiddo having a meltdown in Tim Horton’s or if I overhear you snap when your munchkin gets a case of the ‘gimme’s’ at the checkout line. There’s no judgement from me – only relief that I’m in the company of other imperfect but well intentioned parents – just like me.
But it if it is about the chopping – I guess I’ll simply try to find a new Netflix habbit to turn on in the kitchen Sundays and Wednesdays while I’m prepping away.