I used to love DYK threads. Anyone interested in getting one started?
Cinnamon cream cheese dip sounds really good. I think that's something my kids would like. Now that it's fall (tomorrow), I was thinking of whipping up some pumpkin cream cheese. Last year, I saw a friend on FB mention pumpkin cream cheese being sold in stores. I couldn't find it, so we just added pumpkin puree to cream cheese and it was a hit.
Nanny is settling in really well. The boys really like her (although they don't like it when she does things I 'should' do) and she's been going to church with DH's cousin and meeting lots of people. She's super helpful, except that I don't know what to ask of her so we've had a bit of a time trying to figure out a routine. Right now, Nanny helps me get the two little boys through breakfast and dressed while I take charge of Monkey, who really needs someone to help him focus, then after he gets off to the bus stop she makes sure Monster and Mayhem are entertained while I'm doing chores or in therapy. Afternoons we get the two little boys down for a nap at the same time and then Nanny and I can have some grown-up time, which is nice, or do whatever.
I haven't had too tough of a time packing lunches so far. Monkey doesn't seem to eat a whole lot at school and there is a whole variety of foods that he likes, so it's been pretty easy. Tomorrow's lunch will involve animal crackers and cinnamon cream cheese dip, salad, trail mix, and half a banana (which I'm sure won't get eaten).
How is the nanny doing?
I hate packing lunches too. Ian is kind of picky. He doesn't like any kind of sandwiches besides a plain cheese sandwich with baby spinach (kind of an odd combo for a 2nd grader to request, isn't it?). I'm always worried I won't pack enough, but he comes home with food still in his lunch box claiming he doesn't have enough time to eat it. I'm really confused by this because I volunteer to help with lunch/recess once a week, and he has plenty of time to eat! Frustrating...
DYK I have TWO for-sure clients now and one maybe? I'm so excited!
DYK I understand about being overwhelmed with stuff. It feels like we're still digging out from underneath everything. My mum has commented many times about how much stuff we have. If you need an understanding ear, I'm here.
DYK Monkey and I walked to his bus stop yesterday? He gets picked up at 7:48 in the morning. That's an hour and a quarter before school starts!