Poem: Busy Mom Plans Dinner

NaPoWriMo mid-month review

I must admit this is tough to do…writing a poem every day. Especially when you’re a busy mom with a kid home for spring break, and getting ready for a Step Show competition on Saturday.

So today’s poem is about trying to make dinner as a busy mom.

Sunday:
Plan for the week:
Kid has practice Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday nights
Dinner derailment noted
Arrange for physical activity on Friday
—there’s no practice then.
Long day…get some take out.

Monday:
Practice tonight after all.
You screwed up a recipe
so you cannot do
Monday night’s dinner plan.
Leftovers.

Tuesday:
Make soup
Forget half the ingredients
broth tastes like water.
Kid loves it anyway—
bright spot noted.

Wednesday:
New physical ailment
means recipe must change.
Ingredients used up
earlier in the week.
Improvise.

Thursday:
Suddenly…no practice
Free time ensues.
Dinner out — will it be
Indian food or
a hot dog from Target?
Kid decides.

Friday:
Bouncing all day.
But guess what?
Suddenly now there’s also practice.
Tired child and mom —
random snack food dinner.

Saturday:
Out all day
at the fair.
Mom needs food
that will not make her sick.
Brings her own.

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