Cooking for my children is a thankless job.
Big Daddy swears that one day they will B-E-G me to cook one of my dishes for them, but I’m not banking on it.
If you have been following our blog as closely as you should be, then you know that we’ve recently added a trio of geckos and a tortoise to our lives. This means 4 more things for mom to take care of and prepare food for.
While some mothers might feel burdened by this extra responsibility, I am feeling oddly invigorated—— because at least they appreciate my efforts and eat my food without whining, complaining, and asking how many more bites before they can get dessert.
Cooking dinner for my children is stressful and a chore I am frankly beginning to resent.
Was it me I heard yelling,
“I should just buy the food at the grocery store and then dump the groceries in the trash when I get home so that I don’t waste time cooking. Because, that’s where it ends up anyway so I don’t know why I bother!”
Or was that another crazy woman that lives in my house?
I should probably be ashamed to admit this but, I’m actually enjoying preparing meals for the geckos and tortoise.
My heart literally sings as I prepare a lovely menu of gut loaded crickets and juicy mealworms dusted with calcium with D3 for our geckos (Ali, Leo, and Spotty); while Lady (the tortoise) gets beautiful salads of: endive, escarole, romaine, hibiscus flowers and leaves, cantaloupe, strawberries, and shredded carrots, sprinkled with rehydrated cat food and juicy mealworms lightly dusted in pure calcium carbonate.
Sure, sifting through the oatmeal for mealworms can be a little creepy—-but once you get over the fact it’s gross…and well it’s the larva for a Darkling Beetle…and it’s gross….
Okay, enough about the mealworms.
Just look at Lady,
with every bite she warms my poor