Wednesday, August 31, 2005

A Note on the Daily Grind

I am now a stay-at-home-dad. Yep, Mr. Mom for me. So I'd like now to share with you all the WilkeWorld SAHD menu for K and Touchdown.

Breakfast--we have a couple of choices here.

Hay--aka Frosted Mini Wheats
Crunchies--aka Captain Crunch with Crunchberries
Mini Pancakes but only if placed in the shape of a flower on the plate.
Awfuls--aka Eggo waffles
Toasties--toasted bread with butter and cinnamon

You will notice the absence of eggs and bacon and sausage and fruits and well, anything else that might be good. Take up your grievances with the shopper--aka The Wife.

Lunch is always an interesting chore since Touchdown is very particular about nearly everything she ever eats.

Chicken Fingers--but only if placed on the plate like the petals of a flower
Dora Soup (Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup in the forms of the Dora friends) This is a big hit.
PB and J (No J is currently available. Take up your grievances with the shopper.)
Leftovers from the night before--Usually something I prepared that others did not eat.
Bananas that haven't been made into banana bread.
Occasional other tidbits that fall from the master's table.

Dinner--okay, here is where the wife gets involved quite often although she is trying her darndest to exempt herself from cooking by burning the pork ribs and clumping the cheese in the instant potatoes. By her own admission, they were barely edible. I loved them however and ate nearly everything. That ought to tell you just how desperate I am. I am tempted to call my father and beg for the hot dog surprise that he is so good at making.

Okay, I had better end this post before I get locked in the bedroom without any food. Off to make a PB and whatever sandwich to Touchdown. It ought to be interesting.


Blogger The Wife said...

I know you are all thinking what is the King doing going down this road. It can't turn out well for him. You were right.

1- how hard is it to find your eyes it is right there.

2- The missing J...well excuse me for not rushing out this week and buying a jar of jam. Since I am planning on making homemade jam this weekend, I thought we could tough it out. Guess I was wrong. Which leads us to...

3- Shoudn't the SAHD do the grocery shopping???????

4- Now for the recap of the dinners- Sunday-Pork ribs prepared by Queen(not the best, but there were not leftovers) Monday-Queen prepared Oven Fried Chicken. Tuesday-queen cooked roast all day long for hot roast beef sands. Wednesday- Queen hopes King will honor the family with grilled burgers.

5-Queen thinks King needs new blog topic.

1:06 PM  
Blogger Ms. Momma said...

Ha ha ha. Interesting to hear both sides of the story. Forget about the's another treat you and the kiddo might enjoy:

Toast the bread and spread peanut butter on one slice. Take the bananers and cut in half or fours and place some on top of the peanut butter. Drizzle with honey, put other piece of toast on top and cut sandwich in half. Voila! Tasty treat!

1:35 PM  
Blogger Ms. Momma said...

BTW if there is no honey-maple syrup or hersheys syrup both work too.

1:35 PM  
Anonymous MissMeliss said...

Be lazy. Find a grocery store that delivers and lets you shop online. We do :)

LOVE the new layout.

Peanut butter and banana (with or without honey) is a favorite of mine as well, so I second the above noter.

(Or even just peanut butter and honey).

1:51 PM  
Blogger Marie said...

OK, where is that online shopping deal?? I want that.

And with all due respect, King, the Queen has a point... If she was the at-home parent, would you do the grocery shopping & dinner cooking then? ;-)

2:04 PM  
Anonymous The Wizard of WilkeWorld said...

It is so interesting to have been gone for 2 weeks and I get back and the subjects haven't changed much. One blogger said it was nice to get both sides of the story, and I can tell you all, you haven't heard the real one yet. King goes into his throne and writes all day, Queen goes into her office and plays career woman, and little touchdown rules the kingdom. Once again I was called on to tend touchdown, and she was a perfect little girl, I didn't put her chicken nuggets in a flower shape and she ate them. There definately is a fight between the king and queen as to who rules the kingdom, but I will still put my bet on Touchdown......

4:19 PM  
Anonymous The Wizard of WilkeWorld said...

I forgot to include this, With the King in the Throne and the Queen being a career woman, if little touchdown needs attention, she uses the potty card, it has worked everytime, hum-hum I wonder......

4:22 PM  
Blogger K Jones said...

Oh, precious Wizard. Do tell us of your experience with Touchdown. I do believe she, too, used the potty card with even you. Enlighten us, oh, dear wise Wizard.

4:29 PM  
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

hey, i have a question, i'm a stay at home mom, and i have to do the grocery shopping as well as prepare meals for my king, two princesses and prince. what do i have to do to get my king to do the grocery shopping, cuz i'm game to try just about anything;)

4:45 PM  
Blogger Indigo said...

SAHD? When did this happen? What happened to selling mattresses? I'm so lost.....

Nuggets in the shape of flowers? That's actually not a bad idea. I'm getting tired of serving meals in the shape of a smiley face.

7:48 PM  
Blogger The Brother In Law said...

This is sad and tragic story. I complained about one grade in my entire scholastic career, and my lone complaint was about the grade I got in Mrs. Nield’s class. Like my two sisters, I was also a very good English student. I’ve probably averaged reading one book every week since the 5th grade, and at least one professional--my agent—thinks I can write. (I just wish she would sell my book, but that is a different story.) This is background to give some credence to my claim that I was doing very good work in Mrs. Nield’s class. During the grading period I got excellent marks on my assignments and exams, but to my surprise I received a “C” for the term. (I must admit here that “C’s” were very common on my report card, just not in English.) She was my homeroom teacher and I distinctly remember that the two girls who sat beside me were absolutely giddy as they looked at their grades. I knew these two, and they had never been giddy about a grade in their lives. I had also seen all of the scores they had received on their assignments, and after a little prodding, they showed me their “A’s” in English. Relieved, I went to Mrs. Nield to explain that she must have got my grade mixed up with someone else in the class. After about 15 minutes of mumbled explanation she pointed triumphantly at my “C” in the grade book and confirmed that that was indeed my grade. No amount of arguing that my high exam scores couldn’t possible result in a “C” seemed to have any effect. Disappointed, I spoke to my dad’s cousin, a math teacher at the school. He nodded his head and told me that years before Mrs. Nield had a beautiful girl who was a popular cheerleader. One night she was out on a date with a boy from the school and was killed in a car accident. From that day on boys got “C’s” or worse and girls got “A’s.” Even the Evil Genius couldn’t argue with that. I took my “C’s” and moved on. So little sister—AKA the Wife--if you hadn’t outsmarted yourself, you would have got your “A.” By the way, I ‘m only nine years older than you. For the record, the English teacher I tortured was Mrs. Hanchet. Think Nurse Ranchett only meaner. (Obligatory One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest reference) She definitely would have failed you had she not retired the year after I was in her class—totally unrelated events I’m sure. (Now that’s actually a pretty funny story.)

7:56 PM  
Blogger The Brother In Law said...

Oops, I put that under the wrong topic. Evil Genius status notwithstanding, I'm still new to this blogging thing.

7:57 PM  
Anonymous colleen said...

Wow...where am I? Can I order some oatmeal for breakfast here?

8:11 PM  
Anonymous The Wizard of WilkeWorld said...

Oh King, I think I was having so much fun with touchdown, that I didn't hear her say she needed to go to the bathroom, but I believe she did and I missed it. But you know what, I not going to have a melt down because of it. It is what little children do........Sorry

9:09 PM  
Blogger Le laquet said...

Eggo waffles - ok I'm intrigued!!

10:23 PM  
Anonymous silversmom said...

peanut butter and brown sugar sandwiches, that's what i say

7:13 AM  
Blogger Shaleen said...

Peanut butter, banana, and marshmallow sandwiches are absolutely yummy!! ^_^

10:03 AM  
Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

my mom used to feed us sugar sandwiches?????????????????????
no wonder my mouth is full of fillings.

11:51 AM  
Blogger Mimi said...

Welcome to the STAY AT HOME WORLD.
I do the cooking AND the shopping AND taking care of the kids :o)

My son will only eat Ramen noodles for lunch. It's better then his bread and ketchup phase though.

3:34 PM  
Blogger Lucy Stern said...

Whoa K.... How long is this going to last? I hate to tell you this, but the stay at home "person" does the grocery shopping, cleaning, cooking, teaching of potty training and what ever else they do. When are you going to have time to write. My husband writes late at night when the house is quite as a mouse.
Ok, some foods for little Touchdown. Peanut butter and jelly on toast, served with chocolate milk. Oatmeal is good. In the winter you can put 1 cup wheat and 3 cups water, a pinch of salt, in your crock pot on low. Put this on at night and in the morning you have hot wheat cereal for breakfast. Put some dehydrated apple slices, or raisins, chopped walnuts, etc. in the cereal about 30 minutes before serving. It's really good. Use that food storage. (Alright, take that finger out of your mouth and just try it.) Lunch: Sandwiches Dinner: Remember that the crock pot will be your best friend. Go to the half price book store and buy a crockpot cookbook and have fun. I have my most energy in the morning, so I put something in the crock pot and when "dad" comes home at night, dinner is already cooked. Leftovers are great for the next day. Hamburger helper is also great. Let us know how things are progressing.
BTW: Fruit is very easy to find at the grocery store. My grandson loves bananas, orangers and apples. I bet Touchdown will love it too. Apples dipped in Peanut butter....Yummm.

8:55 PM  
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