Dear Ethan, Audrey and Isaac,
It’s January. You don’t fully grasp this yet, but it’s the time of year when adults make plans to do things to improve their lives. Why January? Well, it’s the start of a new year and people like to do it then. Lucky for you, your mom is one of those people. Maybe not so lucky for you? One of my goals is to cook more and help our family eat more healthy food.
Do you know what helps? Having a cute apron.
See? Having a cute apron hides the fact that my culinary skills lie more in the area of heating things up than in actually cooking. Apparently, it’s not really the same thing.
I had a little confirmation from God in regard to this goal. As I sat at the dinner table with the three of you, I took it upon myself to tell you about the nutrients that were in the tomato soup we were eating. I announced with great excitement that you were getting vitamin C from the soup. And then Audrey declared that she knew were vitamin C came from. I was thrilled!
“Mom,” my sweet cherub said, “I know where it comes from. It comes from McDonalds!”
Um, that would be Hi-C, sweetie. I’m not sure where you got that idea since I never take you there, ever(once a week).
Here’s to a new year. A more healthy year. A year with less McDonalds and more real food and real cooking. Will there be tears? Likely. Trust me when I say this will hurt me more than it hurts you. Your mom is going to have to learn to cook. I’m hopeful the apron will help with the process.