Monday, September 6, 2010

You Know What I'm Talking About

Anyone who's had children should remember the 'learning to eat like a civilized being' phase of child rearing.  This phase sucks; and quite frankly, I'm trying my best to avoid it.  There is no joy in cleaning a kitchen three times a day.  Nor is there comfort in constantly throwing away leftover food bits that could, over time, feed a small Third World nation.

So, my new strategy involves lunchtime picnics.  Some days we head to the park for lunch and others we sit out on the front porch.  At the moment, it's a win/win situation for everyone.  I'm providing a stimulating environment for the babies to enjoy, they're providing sustenance to the local ecosystem, and I'm not responsible for cleaning a single crumb or spill.