August 28, 2016

Stream of Consciousness

What am I going to make for dinner?
Pasta. No. We had pasta last night.  I wonder how much is left downstairs.  I bet I need to restock.

No-you cannot have a snack. I am just about to make dinner.  Okay. One tomato. But that's it.  No, wait let me wash it first.

Okay.  Is there any chicken left in the freezer?  What can I make with canned chicken.  Nothing that John likes. Life would be so much easier if he wasn't so picky.  It's like 100 degrees.  We can't have soup.

Shut the door!

Stupid flies.  I swear they wait for the door to open.    Did we really use that many dishes today? Maybe I should wash them before I make dinner.  Dishwasher is still full.  But if I ask the girls to come clear it right now, they will be in the way.

We have lots of beans. I should make something with beans. Beans and rice. John will have to deal.  I wonder if I can find a new recipe online.  Ehh. I'll just make something up. Should I make cornbread?

Eric, do you stink?  You do, don't you.  Go get me a diaper.  No kicking!  You don't kick mommy!

Now the living room stinks.  Two cans of beans.  A can of tomato sauce.  Is that it?  Hmm. Maybe I should have made cornbread. I could make biscuits. No. The food processor is in the sink.  Not washing that right now.  Oh, well.  I wonder if there is a way to make better rice.

I should put some brown sugar in there. I wonder if the cajun seasoning will clash with the barbeque sauce. What is in cajun seasoning anyway?

Shut the fridge please. No. You don't need any cheese right now. Shut the fridge.

We are having beans and rice.  You like it.

Put it down!  No! Put it down.

Everyone out of the kitchen! Out! Now!  I will call you when it is time to eat!

Sigh.  I should really fold the laundry. I'll have to do that tonight. Onions!  I forgot.  Garlic too.  Okay.  Rice is done.  Beans are done.

Guys. Come set the table.  No, just set the table. If you can't sing and set at the same time, then don't sing.  What did I just say?


*originally posted 2011


just call me jo said...

Yep, I think craziness is in the air. I have it too, but my dishes are done and I have no children to feed and my laundry is folded. Those are things I do to keep from plowing over the edge.

Wonder Woman said...

I feel ya, sistah. Loved this.

Have you made bruschetta with canned chicken? Here's the recipe from

Rochelle Brunson said...

I call this the witching hour. Making dinner is my least favorite time of day. Husband isn't home yet, kids are starving and in the way, baby is crying, and I'm trying to figure what to cook and then get it cooked without losing it. I hate it!

Barbaloot said...

A tomato as a snack? How do you get away with that?

Liesl Shurtliff said...

Your kids will eat tomatoes for a snack? I can't get mine to eat them period.

SpencernAmy said...

Since I'm homeschooling my 2 oldest, they are taking turns making dinners twice a week for 2 weeks. They have to find one new recipe to try each week. So far, the result has been phenomenal! #3 wants to be put on the schedule now, too! Leaves me time to do my calling and prepare their lesson plans--we ALL love it!

Tracie said...

This had me laughing so hard! This sounds like me everyday!!

The Townsley Family (but mostly just me) said...

Probably the happiest I've been all day. Especially the singing and setting. :)

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