How often do you just let loose and go kinda nuts in the name of fun?
For a 5 and 3 year old, it really doesn't take much to fall into that category.
Jeff had to work late last night. We never made it to the grocery store over the weekend so we didn't actually have anything to eat in the house aside from frozen veggies and bags of flavored rice. Jeff had eaten the hold out frozen pizza last week.
I didn't want to take the time to go to the grocery store without feeding the kids first- that's a recipe for disaster.
Zach's behavior in restaurants lately has been pretty bad so me taking both kids by myself didn't feel like a good option.
Fast food just didn't sound appealing in the slightest.
The kids start asking about dinner as soon as we get in the car when the idea hits and I announce...
We're having POPCORN for DINNER!!!!
I was met with cheers and applause!!
We got home and got out the popcorn popper and oil and popcorn. The kids got their step stools. Zach helped pour the oil, Teagan helped measure the corn. We flipped on the machine and waited for the pop show to start.
I filled bowls with popcorn- disappointed that I couldn't find our special popcorn bowls. Got out the popcorn seasonings- cheddar cheese and ranch. The kids wanted both seasonings on their popcorn so we went hog wild sprinkling them on.
Then we sat around in the living room and watched Wonder Pets, happily munching on our whole grain dinner.
Something simple, something different, something fun and it made for one of the best Monday nights I've ever had.