The Dinner Story
Its absolute pandomnuim. Dishes are everywhere, somehow spaghetti made its way into the walls, and children are screaming… Yup, just another day in the life of a mother.
I get it, we all love a home-cooked dinner but the lengthy clean-up is not so fun. Growing up my mom loved to cook. Almost every day of the week we would come home from school to a home-cooked meal. It was always a full spread, with the main dish, usually a salad, and some type of bread. Having 10 kids in our family, you can imagine the dinner clean-up that followed up afterward. It probably took a good hour to get all the dishes cleaned, countertops scrubbed down, and stove-top cleaned. I did not like being on dinner clean-up. The older half of us kids would switch off on this each week. We had dinner clean-up for a whole week! I sometimes would bribe my younger siblings with candy to take over, which sometimes worked. I always said I wanted to hire a Cleaning Service when I grew older so I didn’t have to spend my time scrubbing when I could be crawled up in my bed with Nancy Drew.