Busy week here at our house! Jordan was picked this week to be a captain at her field hockey game! So proud! Her and her fellow Lady Hawks tromped the Gateway Gators 6-0! Impressive huh! She has been playing since 3rd grade and I have been fortunate enough to be the assistant coach for her middle school for the past 2 years. This winter will be my last season coaching field hockey. I'll have coached over 11 seasons! I just love it! Kinda of sad though, Hannah wants no part of playing field hockey! She's "sticking" with the flute!
Speaking of Hannah....
Hannah is our in-house Sous Chef, who has since graduated to full Chef this week! She has always liked to help me in the kitchen, but just a few short years ago (Jordan was about 9 and Hannah was about 6) my kitchen was a diner. Let me explain...
I was making 3 different meals every night. Jordan only ate hot dogs and chicken nuggets, Hannah only ate rice, and plain pasta, with an occasional yogurt thrown in. Then I was making a meal for David and myself. One summer a few years ago, after weeks filled, with Build-A-Bear, Chuck-E-Cheese, the movies, playdates and a trip to the toy store, one of my cherubic children, informed me that they were bored, and that we never do anything fun.
Talk about the proverbial straw that broke the camels' back! I freaked out! I said,
"THAT'S IT! I QUIT! NO MORE COOKING, CLEANING, DRIVING ALL OVER THE PLACE! YOU CAN CALL ME LISA, YOU CAN CALL ME 'HEY YOU', BUT DO NOT CALL ME MOM! I AM DONE!",
and with that I retreated to my room and "retired". My husband came home to two crying, confused kids who told him, Mom's gone nuts! When I explained it to him, he got it but was really worried about his dinner situation, MEN!
So after about two days, I caved. (I let them eat whatever they wanted for each meal, if I remember correctly the meals consisted of chips, chocolate and pretzels. Apparently the girls were shooting for the all-carb diet those two days).
I sat them down and told them that from here on out they will eat what I cook. They don't have to love it, but they have to try it. They now eat, pasta, meatballs, chicken, pork chops, tacos, steak, stew, vegetables, salads, fruit. Not bad huh?!
Oh yeah, when I asked them what they wanted more than anything, Jordan responded with, "I just wanna call you Mommy (insert sobbing here with TEARS galore)", Hannah on the other hand answered with, "I'm good with Lisa." (Lord give me strength!)
So jump forward to today, Hannah's favorite dinner is Chicken Marsala over pasta, with broccoli, cauiflower and a salad. So she now cooks for us at least one day a week (with me as the Sous Chef of course!). Who said freakin' out never paid off?!