Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Lake-Side Dining...or....Bath-Tub Chowing

This is what my life as a single* mother has brought me to:

That's right....I fed my kids dinner IN THE BATHTUB! And let me just say, I think I may be on to something. The girls thought it was a "fun surprise" for them, so of course they loved it. Little do they know it was all about convenience for me! I was running out of time before bedtime and they desperately needed two things....dinner & a bath. Neither of those things were negotiable this evening, so I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone. I can't take full credit for this idea, because I actually saw this on someones blog. And my husband says reading blogs is a waste of time...well I say, not when it gives you GENIUS ideas like this one! Just a few great things about this:

  • They ate "red sauce" and they already had their shirts off! I make them take their shirts off at home when eating anything tomato-based, because it's just too darn hard to get out of their clothes. SIDENOTE: Because of my rule of no shirts when eating red sauce, MacKenzie actually started taking her shirt off in the middle of a restaurant once because the waiter brought her spaghetti.
  • When they were done eating, the clean up was quick & easy!
  • I didn't have to wipe down the table and sweep underneath it.
  • My kids were so excited over this idea that they actually cleaned their plates WITHOUT complaining about what they have to eat and asking over and over again how many more bites they have to eat.
I'm telling you, it may be something you want to try sometime. I'm thinking of making it a regular thing. Now I just need to go out and get one of those tray things that goes across the bathtub that holds soap and stuff....wait a minute, I may be on to a new invention...shhh....don't tell anyone. 

*And for those of you who know nothing of our daily occurrences, other than what you read here, and who are not caring what I have to say about feeding my kids in the tub, because you just want to know what happened to my husband and why I'm a single Mom all of a sudden, my husband did not leave me. I am not truly a single mother. He's just been traveling a bit. He comes home tomorrow! Yay!


Ashley McWhorter said...

That is the GREATEST thing I have ever seen! My girls LIVE on those pasta bowls. And, you are right, the red sauce is a killer to get out! I make mine take their shirts off too. We just might have to try this!

YEA, for daddy's coming home!!!!!

Lacey said...

Your a riot. Love that they ate dinner in the tub. I think you may really be on to something....

Amy said...

LOVE IT!! I will have to try this when Frank is out of town. I am single mom sometimes too. You just do what you have to do.