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Living for the weekend

Friday, September 18, 2015

Work feels so overwhelming sometimes that I find myself counting down to the weekend when I can sleeeeep.

This weekend will be a little less relaxing than usual. The kid has another soccer game, and also we are hosting a team dinner. Which means food for almost two dozen teenagers - I'm trying not to be anxious about it. The kid thinks I'm obsessing a bit; every couple of days I ask her if the menu is okay. I can't help it, I have a lot of my Mom in me, and my Mom's dinners *always* fill the table and yield plenty of leftovers.

One day the kid will understand. One day, she'll catch herself in mid-thought and shock herself to realize: "I sound just as nuts as my mother!" That will be one satisfying day. In the meantime ... how many trays of lasagna do we need? I can't decide between 3 and 4. Teenagers, especially those carbo-loading before a soccer game, can have monstrous appetites!
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    You are doing a great job of supporting your daughter. Maybe you could have extra salad on hand, and only cook 3 trays. Or plan on some leftovers and portion them out into into single serving amounts and freeze them for when you need a last minute lunch or dinner. I'm sure the dinner will be great. emoticon emoticon
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    You're such a great mom! She's lucky to have you!
    2041 days ago
    I can sure relate to obsessing about menus before a party! I have been known to rush out to the store with little time to spare before the guests arrive, just to buy extra this or that in case we run out of food. But we never have run out, and the last-minute purchases always turn out to have been unnecessary. Don't you think we're a little too perfectionistic?

    I hope you can enjoy the party as much as I'm sure your daughters and her teammates will. I'm sure your daughter thanks you now and will thank you even more someday in the future when she's hosting this sort of thing for her own children and sees just how nerve-wracking we obsessive types can make these things turn out to be! But maybe your daughter is a little more laid back, as my kids thankfully are (most of the time).
    2041 days ago
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