When we had our first child, I remember thinking "this child is not going to rule our lives, she will have to fit in" and to a point she did. We still went to dinner and BBQ's with friends, to the beach and the park to read the papers and relax. We made small changes but it wasn't too drastic. She occupied a lot of our time and even simple tasks seemed to take a lot longer to complete as there were constant interruptions - nappy change, settling to sleep, hunger, etc.
However three children on and our life has DRASTICALLY changed. There are rarely any dinners out, BBQs with friends and we never get to relax with the sunday papers or a good book at the beach or park anymore. Don't get me wrong, we love our little family but it is definitely busy and at times chaotic.
Which brings me to the title of this blog - What's for dinner mum? When you have a few kids and life gets pretty busy, the only way I have learnt to deal with the busyiness and ensure my husband and I get some down time is to be Super Organised. So much so that we now Meal Plan. I have a whiteboard in the kitchen with Monday to Sunday written on it and every Sunday we write up dinner for the next week. This may seem way to organised for some, but for me it has been a savour. I can't cook and don't enjoy it that much so this way I don't have to think about what I'm going to cook or what I need at the shops as I have already pre-purchased all ingredients in my weekly shop. This approach has saved me time and money.
So, I guess being Super Organised with meal planning has brought a little order into our chaotic lives and at least now I can answer the every day question from the kids "What's for dinner" without any stress.