When they say there is no food in the house what they really mean is that there is nothing that they reallllly fancy eating right at that very minute. We are low on food and I have a food shop coming but if for some reason there was a freak storm outside and we were all housebound for a few days we would survive! There would be some interesting meals made and we would be eating dry cereal for breakfast or maybe frozen peas, but we wouldn't fade away or die from hunger.
I did a food shop last night but missed out on a delivery slot for today, so it's arriving tomorrow. No worries I thought, I can pop down to the local Co Op and grab some lunchbox essentials and milk. However, I woke up and the OH has gone to work with my bag (and the pushchair) in the car. I moaned, whinged, moaned some more and then got on with it. Thing 4 has free hot dinners at school, Thing 3 was happy to take a cheque to pay for a hot dinner as I had no cash. Thing 2 however, moaned, whined, cried and grumbled. Even after I said that I would phone her school and I am sure they would let her eat from the canteen and I can send money in tomorrow she still moaned because she didn't want to eat from the canteen. So it's her fault if she is hungry today, not mine. I offered a solution, she could have had a lovely hot meal and a drink, possibly some snacks too. Now she has gone off to school grumpy because it wasn't what she wanted and she stressed me out in the process.
So there we have it. There is food in the house, just not any food to make a normal looking lunch. Thing 5 and I have something with eggs planned for lunch or pasta with lasagne sauce, no normal bolognese sauce!
My one gripe, there's no milk!!!!! I can't get through the day without tea. I'm off to grumble at myself for being rubbish at food shopping and not making sure everyone has everything they want 24/7. What a rubbish mother and wife I am??!
Is it the same in your house? Am I the only person who gets to the point where there is 'nothing' to eat? Do you think others in the house should be a bit more active in helping?