Just Heather
Dude, where’s my lunch?

Today, for the second day in a row, I actually remember that I, myself, need to eat lunch when I feed my little ones. I reach into the fridge to grab my leftover chicken noodles only to discover they are nonexistent. Apparently, he decided he was more worthy of the meal than I even though I just spent $22 on 15 meals to stock the freezer for him.

Never mind that it trashed my rule of “nothing over a dollar” when I did my grocery shopping this week, thereby completely throwing off my savings calculations for the month. Never mind that since I knew he would take them to lunch every day I didn’t bother to get a single meal I would actually eat myself. Never mind that I am a nursing mother and in desperate need of nutrition. By all means, eat what you like. I’ll just grab something else.

Except we all know that once my original idea went out the window I got distracted and forgot to eat again. (Look! Something shiny!) I guess I could just be happy with today’s news that I’ve lost 25 of my 34 baby pounds. Not that my failure to eat lunch really has anything to do with it. I generally make up the calories with a giant bag of potato chips or these yummy, generic oreo cookies. Not to mention the great deals I’m finding on Christmas candy, which—let’s face it—will never actually last long enough to get in the stockings!

One Response to “Dude, where’s my lunch?”

  1. I don’t know how those prolific mothers of previous generations managed to remember to feed themselves, especially when caring for a brood of little ones while nursing an infant. I did find it helpful when nursing Nate, to keep a basket of cheese and cracker packages on the table next to the rocking chair so I could nibble while he nursed. Might be worth a try. You could try a lunch-box sized cooler with healthy snacks kept near where you sit to nurse Lorelai.