We’re counting down the days and I think my kids have hit the “It’s pointless to go to school at this point” wall. They only have five days left at this point so I’ve pretty much joined their club. I’m so over waking up at 7am and dealing with the car pick-up line, okay? I’ve been in desperate need of an easy weekday dinner idea to get me through these last few days.
I hit my breaking point yesterday. It was a long day, an early start and yep, by 10 am I was DONE! I walked into their playroom to find a complete mess. “How does this even happen?” I asked myself but may have yelled it out loud as well.
My kids quickly realized mom wasn’t messing around so they started cleaning as fast as possible. After a few minutes, a few tears, and a few moments of me regretting some words I stopped dead in my tracks. I realized it wasn’t worth and you know what, the room was “good enough”. Who cares if it’s messy? The joy and imagination that bounced around in that room with them is what I ask for. So the room isn’t clean by any standard but it’s a trophy to me. It shows that my kids were playing together. They were bonding with each other and the amazing amount of laughter I heard coming from the room hours before is proof.
I decided from then on that the rest of the day was going to be “perfect”. Not stresses over the small stuff like I typically do. Not even ashamed to say they got more screen time than they usually do but no one was fighting, no one was yelling and my goodness it was glorious! We had a great day. Dinner is always one of my more stressful moments so yep, that had to be easy too. I instantly knew it was a frozen pizza kind of night! Red Baron pizza came to the rescue and gave us a family pizza night to remember.
We grabbed a few pizzas from our local retailer and they went into the oven for a quick dinner solution. I’m teaching my oldest how to cook some things so she was happy to learn the buttons on the oven to set the temperature. It may not seem like a big deal but any other night I would have been too stressed out or irritated to deal with teaching her the smallest of tasks. Winning moment in my mom life, for sure.
Pizza out and looking delicious, it was time to dive in. I’ve never seen my kids scarf down dinner so fast. I didn’t even have to beg them to finish or bribe them with dessert. Red Baron pizza bakes fresh in your own oven whenever the time is right. All it takes is 20ish minutes and you have perfection. The Classic Crust is not too thick, not too thin, and just the right amount of crunch.
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It’s always great to find humor in the many hectic moments of motherhood, don’t you think? What relatable “parenting war story” patch fits you today? Be sure to get in on the conversation on social media using #WingMama, tagging @Baroness. THREE DDM readers will win Red Baron pizza just by joining in with us on social media so tell your tale and you could win!