Ethan and I have been frequenting the pool, and I love it. I’m a pool enthusiast, and I’d be there every day if I thought the boys would put up with it.
While we were there on Friday, I saw a little girl playing with a Little Mermaid doll in the water. I kind of wanted to slip back to my 8 year-old self and play too. Who else still has a girl crush on Ariel?
Later I saw a few moms lounging on chairs in the sun, and I wanted to be my future 40 year-old self relaxing with my boys playing in water… preferably with chilled glass of sauvignon blanc.
But then Ethan pulled me back to reality – “MOMMY! MOMMY! Hold my HAAAAND!” He needs to hold my hand while going down the water slides. I wish pool time were a bit more relaxing, but it’s good to feel needed. I guess I’m just right where I need to be.
I’m sure you’ve all heard of Meatless Monday. With a catchy alliteration like that, what’s not to love? Well I’m here to tell you.
My family almost never has meat for breakfast or snacks, and we rarely have meat for lunch. We do eat meat at dinner time a few times a week, usually early in the week. Like many Americans, we do a big grocery trip on Sunday, so the meat is freshest on Sunday and Monday.
It’s always a Meaty Monday!
I’ve been trying to cut back on our meat consumption though, limiting it to Sunday and Monday only.
Over time, documentaries like Food Inc, WHO reports on meat and cancer, the known mistreatment of animals, and most recently this episode of Vise (below) have heavily influenced my decision. *The episode to which I am referring talks not about our health but rather what meat consumption is doing to the planet.
Kevin agrees with this decision, and Ethan doesn’t care. (He’s on a serious pb&j kick right now anyway.) Sadly, Adam looooooves meat and cheese, but since I often make him his own organic chicken breast anyway, it’s not a huge deal.
Vegetarian protein can be hard for me because my stomach doesn’t always handle beans very well. It isn’t like we’re going full-on vegan or anything, but it makes recipe searching a little more difficult. I’m trying to buy more local/organic/cage-free meats/eggs/dairy when possible, which is also pretty pricey. In short – wish us luck!
- Meat – yay or nay?
- Are you ready for the long weekend???