Monday, January 2, 2012
We started our Monday off by sleeping in until nearly 7:00! We all headed to the Y where hubby and I swam, the teen lifted, the pre-teen played a Wii, and the two pre-schoolers played with different toys.
After a good workout, we picked everyone up and swam in a relatively crowded pool for an hour. Out, shower everyone (SO thankful my husband was there to dress baby boy!), give them a snack, go home, make lunch and put kids down for a nap.
On our way home, we passed by a Chinese restaurant, and I made the mistake of mentioning hearing it's call to me. I felt really bad when I had to tell everyone it wasn't "in the budget." I put some steaks on the broiler for lunch and we had it on spinach salads with carrots and broccoli. Much better for us and it was "in the budget."
Maybe that's why I spent the rest of the day feeling down. It's a huge responsibility to run a household. Take one who's finances needed an overhaul and you end up with the additional role of enforcer. I don't like it, but it has to be done.
In February, I promise to put "Chinese Food" as a line item in the budget. Then I will get to fill the role of hero.
How often do you eat out? Is it limited by nutritional concerns, monetary, or both?