I Am The Queen of Self-Care

Some days, your values just collide, and you have to choose between self-care and a competing value. Oftentimes, it is self-care vs. kid-care. Today, it was self-care vs. frugality. Frugality won.


This was my afternoon snack. Two half-eaten apples. Because I wanted an apple, but couldn't stand to throw away randomly-bitten-but-mostly-intact apples I served my kids for lunch. They were 69 cents each, after all.

In retrospect, perhaps self-care would have been a better choice.

5 comments:

  1. KUDOS! it's not easy to admit that you eat your kids garbage! but i must admit, so often times i'm stuck eating half a bowl of soggy cereal to keeps it from getting poured in the trash!

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  2. Oh how many chomped on apples I have eaten. mmmmm...

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  3. I too have found myself eating my daughter's "leftovers" a lot, A LOT, this past week. And then I think of my friend who lost 10 pounds in a month because she *stopped* eating her kids lunches and snacks when they were done so it wouldn't go to waste. Waist or waste? That is the question for me!

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  4. Thanks for sharing this!
    For one: it is nice to see that other people's kids eat the same way and amount that mine do (I'm always worried they're not getting enough)
    For two: I have finished off their scraps a number of times! Sometimes I have gathered them from the 4 corners of the house, and I'm on the way to the garbage can, but just can't allow myself to throw away "perfectly good food" ha!

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