We have all had those evenings, haven’t we? We come home from a long day at work and the last thing we want to be doing is preparing a meal for our family. This is even more challenging in homes where both parents must work. Sometimes we find that in these moments we are more likely to either make reservations or order food for delivery. This is dependent on the degree of exhaustion – do we have the energy to eat in a somewhat dignified manner without drooling on the table? If so, we go out – otherwise, we order in and drool on the couch while watching t.v. and eating out of paper bags and styrofoam boxed fast food.
I prefer home cooked meals, but there are times when those breaks are so critical to our mental health.
Today, 176 days ’til 40, I am thankful for the permission we give ourselves to make reservations every once in a while instead of making dinner.