I've been thinking all week that this Thursday would be our last peaceful one before the craziness of soccer season kicks in. That was before I remembered Heritage Night at my kids' school tonight. So, apparently last week was my last normal Thursday; but of course we were snowed in then. Must have been...Oh who am I kidding! Nothing is ever normal around here!!
However, starting next week our Thursdays are about to get a bit more crazy. I would detail it out, but then some stalker might know exactly where we were at any given moment, and y'all know that's not good!
Suffice it to say that Thursday nights will now involve two children in four different activities, a kid swap between parents, and no reasonable way to sit down at a table and eat dinner. In the past this would have been a great excuse for the drive-thru; but that is neither healthy or financially savvy. So what are we to do?
I have a few meals that can be packed up and taken with us. The obvious ones involve sandwiches, but the kids eat those every day for lunch (and Daddy packs them, so I am not messing with that set up). This will involve some re-arranging on our regular menu plan, but I think I can do it.
The older two like quesadillas and there are lots of ways to make those.
I can usually get them to eat salmon balls (please, somebody give me a better name for these!!) which are basically fish cakes in a smaller, more spherical shape.
What do other families do on nights like these? Drive thru? Late dinner at home? No dinner? Any suggestions to share with the rest of us??