Since becoming a single parent for the second time 2 years ago, I’ve tried to really put a focus on family time because my kids felt like their family had shattered. Consistency is so important with kids because it helps them to feel safe and loved.
One of the things that I wanted to do was have something like a taco Tuesday, but only two of us like tacos. I wanted whatever we did to be all inclusive and accommodate all four of us at the same time.
That’s why I decided to do dinner and a movie Friday’s. I order dinner and we all agree on a movie to watch. Usually, it ends up being pizza, which is not carb friendly, in case you’re wondering. That’s okay because I give myself Friday’s to endulge and I’m still losing weight like a boss.
Last night was a bit different because the boys had just received their first dose of the COVID vaccine and I wanted to do something a bit different. Business has been slow for the last month or so and I can vent about that later on. I will say that I’m so tired of people wanting me to work for free, or not paying invoices. OMG that’s so frusatrating. The point is that I needed to keep things relatively simple.
Anyway, I changed things up a little and rather than order dinner, I ordered dessert instead.
Gavin basically got a milkshake cause that what he wanted and the rest of us each got a 6 scoop sampler from the local ice cream place. This is very much not carb friendly but I didn’t even eat half of it.
I feel like we had a great evening and I wouldn’t normally let the kids have this much ice cream but fuck it, every once in awhile, who cares. Everyone had fun and there really weren’t too many regrets. Emmett ate a bit too much and ended up with a slight tummy ache but he said he has no regrets.
Way to own it Emmett!!!!
Do you try and make family time? What do you like to do?
That’s great that you are losing weight and getting one day to indulge. I bet the kids had a blast and a treat now and then is good for them.
Thanks Lynda. I’m crushing my weight-loss goals and I’m so proud of myself. ☺