As parents, we try so hard to be like those “instagram moms.” You know the ones I’m talking about! That one mom who always seems to have her stuff together, house is always spotless, kids are always dressed to perfection with neatly styled hair and somehow manages to get them to eat ricotta stuffed mushrooms with balsamic glaze at dinner time.
Now, I don’t know about you guys, but I envy those mothers. I’d be lying if I said my children have never eaten popsicles at breakfast and still had on their pajamas while they ate cake for dinner.
There is one habit that we all know and love and probably try our hardest to avoid..
We’ve read the articles and heard every bad thing anyone can say about the horrors of fast food. That Instagram mom who probably fed her kids fresh, organic, hand made baby food? She has probably whipped through those horrid places a time or two.
I mean come on, you’ve been stuck in traffic and it’s a half hour past lunch time. The kids are screaming that they’re hungry and you’re still 20 minutes away from home.
If your toddlers are anything like mine, they automatically recognize those giant Golden Arches. Two words are shouted when they come into sight: “CHICKEN NUGGETS!” Let me tell you, my daughter usually eats like a bird and absolutely loves fruits and vegetables. But this child, this little, tiny, 3 year old child can put away more chicken nuggets than a grown man. She gets so excited when I pop open that box!
They’re just so easy! Cool ’em down, pass ’em back, repeat. And come on, who could possibly resist the crunchy goodness that is the chicken nugget. No matter what you hear, what you read, you can’t resist the taste!
So to you, Instagram mom, I solute you!
And to you, drive-thru mom, I feel you!
None of us are perfect at this crazy thing we call parenting. But at least we’re doing our best. And if your best is drive-thru nuggets in the car and not chicken tetrazzini? Then that’s okay too!