Last weekend I was in northern Michigan celebrating a bachelorette party for one of my nearest and dearest friends, Amy. If you know anything about bachelorette parties you know that a. no kids are allowed and b. husbands are on the do-not-invite list too. So off I went with some of my girlfriends— drinking wine and enjoying some Mom time with the gals. Ok, so I didn’t drink wine, but I did enjoy the alone time.
When I’m away from Ted and the boys I usually leave them [or Ted] a list a things he can make to eat. I also keep in mind that I don’t always stick to my grocery or meal planning list, so if he strays from it I don’t stress out. I just want him to know he’s got backup! Now this trip I was gone Friday evening for dinner, all day Saturday [BLD] and then through lunch on Sunday. Because I missed my guys so much and I wanted to share a little recap of their eating habits while I was away, I asked Ted to snap some photos of what meals they enjoyed together. No judging folks. I’m just impressed he was able to get them fed and take the photos for me! What a guy!
So there you have it. What the bachelors are munching on when their Mom is out of town! Tell me Moms… what do you do to make sure your family EATS when you are out of town? Do you prep freezer meals? Leave a limited list like I do? Or just let the men fend for themselves?!
I definitely leave Bryan a list of ideas, but I don’t do much prep for him! 😉 And the list is more so because he’s always like “there aren’t any finger foods for Willa” and I look at the same pantry/fridge and come up with a list of 15 things she could eat. So, yeah. It’s all about perspective. Haha.
Lol sometimes they need a little extra nudge. Or direction. With a lot more than kiddo food too 😉 xo.
Oh dads! I went away for the first time this past weekend (my son is 16 months) and I was way too helpful- I prepared all of my son’s meals and put them in labeled containers in the fridge, left snacks out on the counter with labels on when he could eat them… I just figured my husband would have no clue since he’s never the one at home. Next time I think I’ll just make him a list 😉
I’m all for the list now too. I’ve found we have so much food waste when I prep so much!