Last night was a classic example of a school night dinner plan fail.
Miss C had soccer practice at 5 and I didn’t realize until 6 that her coach had decided to extend all practices by a half hour. Maybe 30 minutes doesn’t sound like that long, but it was muggy out, I was cranky from counting all the mosquito bites on my arms and legs, and Miss A had been playing barefoot on the playground so long that her feet were stained permanently black. In other words, we weren’t going to get away with skipping showers after dinner, whatever the heck dinner was going to be.
Hubby had to work late on the other side of town and couldn’t leave his client’s for at least another 30 minutes. He had planned on getting home while we were at practice and firing up the grill, but there went that fabulous idea out the window.
I had nothing to fall back on for a quick dinner, unless you want to call Cinnamon Toast Crunch or dog kibble a main course.
My stomach was grumbling. Pizza is normally a fail safe standby but we just ordered pizza last Friday.
This is how I ended up taking two very sweaty post-soccer practice girls (who actually cleaned up really well in a 5-minute challenge to get changed) to meet the hubby for dinner at 7 at a local sports bar featuring $2 kids’ specials on Tuesdays. From the looks of all the families there, we weren’t the only ones with this brilliant idea.
Oh and Miss C remembered she had more homework to do when we got home.
Next Tuesday? There will be a plan! In the words of Scarlett O’Hara, “As God is my witness I’ll never go hungry again!”
Then again, $2 kids’ meals and $2 house wine is a good deal.