I don't know when it happened, but somewhere along the way our dinners went terribly wrong. Oh, we still eat dinner. It's just that what we eat becomes simpler and simpler.
Part of it is because the girls are young and don't eat a lot of things yet. We're improving their food choices as we go along, but they stil prefer simple foods. Part of it is that we're all busy with activities so a big, traditional dinner doesn't really fit our lifestyle. Part of it is that things happen that we don't expect so sometimes we just try to find something nutritious to call dinner.
Take today for example. A few months ago we talked to a tree service about delivering a load of mulch. The company did some work for us last year. The owner said if we ever wanted mulch, he would deliver it for free as long as we weren't picky about the type of mulch. This morning he called to see if we still wanted some mulch. I said, "Of course." He replied, "Ok, I'll be there in about 15 minutes."
Right now we have a dump truck load of mulch on our driveway. If we're planning to get our car into the driveway (notice I didn't say garage), we're going to have to move mulch tonight.
This is not a complaint about moving the mulch. We asked for it and we got it. It's just a comment about why we're eating English muffins and fruit for dinner -- again -- tonight. I'd like to make one of those tasty meals like you see in the TV commercials, but if I took the time to do that, who would move all the mulch?