My alarm went off at 2:45am this morning.
I do believe that is what is referred to as the “butt crack of dawn.”
I have it all worked out: If I set the alarm for 2:45, I actually get up at 3. I throw on clothes, then change and feed my boy if I can stir him enough to nurse (a lot of this depends on him…if he wakes at 1 or 2 and eats then, the whole plan is shot.) Then, I try to pump a bottle before heading off to work with both of my boys snuggled in their beds. This way, I can get almost a full day in at work and they hardly know I’m gone. They get to spend the morning together, and I’m home by 1 or 2pm, ready for a fun Saturday. (What I really mean is nearly comatose, halllucinating and dying for a nap, but whatever.)
Do I have a choice? Yes, but I think it’s best this way. There will come a day when my child has no interest in spending the day with his Mom. I’m gonna take it while the gettin’ is good.
Breakfast? Doughnuts! ….just kidding. What I meant to say was: Mammoth Oats!
No, there is no actual mammoth in my oats. I’m not a big breakfast-meat eater. Just a mammoth portion of oats, almond milk, PB, raw almonds, cranberries, cinnamon and a fat nanner. (Has anyone posted the Doughnut Oats recipe yet? Come on, people. I know it’s out there.)
It isn’t actually all that big a portion…it’s just in a flat, thin container. A little over 1/2 cup of oats with a bunch of junk on top should keep my tank full for a while.
And it’d better, because these are just a few of the choices at the Cafe de la Office Caf:
-Double Pork Chop Sandwich
-BBQ Rib Flavored Potato Chips
-”Big Az” fried fish sandwich
-Every king size candy bar known to man
-Fruit parfaits! Made with pie filling, cake and pudding.
…and there’s a machine that will actually cook and bun up a cheddarwurst or hot dog for you. It’s magical.
To their credit, there is a wellness program that points out healthy choices with a lovely, very healthy-looking, little green leaf. Where might one find this leaf, you ask? Why, next to the Lean Cuisine, Twizzlers (!), SnackWells cookies (?) and a lone container of 8 baby carrots for $1.75, of course. Ack!
So, after a morning in editor mode, I’m ready to switch back to the more comfy and oh-so-much-more-cuddly-and-yummy mommy mode.
On the radar for today: shopping for diapers (we’re making the switch to cloth!), some garden fun, and whatever other adventures that happen to divert our attention (which, at some point, will mean food!! Gotta love Saturday food.)
I’ll fill you in on all the haps, right after I wake up.
What is the lunch atmosphere like at your office/workplace? Are healthy options offered? Does anyone want them?
What’s the best food day of the week (for you)?