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Anyone working opposite shifts from dh?

Anyone working opposite shifts from dh?

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  • 3Princes 09-12-08 | 09:46 PM
  • Here's the situation....
    I'm trying to lose weight, and I really need to just eat healthier overall.

    DH is now working an opposite shift from me, which means that i'm at home by myself with the kids for dinner. They like "kid food." Normally, they are served what we are eating for dinner (the 4 of us) and what they eat, they eat. It seems weird at this point to cook a whole big dinner that only I will eat. OTOH, I do have to cook something for dh to take in his lunch the following day anyway, and I don't want my kids being raised on hot dogs and chicken nuggets alone. I'm also trying to live within a budget too.

    So how would you handle this?
  • Valleygirl Valleygirl's Avatar 09-12-08 | 09:56 PM
  • Dh and I do work opposites. What I generally, when I am not pg and eating like a hog, do is cook a normal meal don't eat the pasta/rice/potato portion and wrap it up for Dh to have for his lunch the next day. Of course there are nights like tonight where I didn't feel like much so we had breakfast, bacon and eggs for dinner.
Thank you Valleygirl!
3Princes (09-13-08)
  • Natascha Natascha's Avatar 09-12-08 | 11:29 PM
  • Hmm...you're boys are younger than mine. I make a meal, if they don't like it...tough. They get a PB&J sandwich. It gets boring after awhile, so they cave in, and have what I make. SO takes leftovers for lunch the next day. Always. Sometimes, he'll just make himself a wrap, if I didn't make anything "special" the night before.

    We also live on a budget. I plan my meals every week. I make healthy meals for the kids... if they don't like it, tough. Eventually, they cave in.

    When they are young, I'm not as strict, but I do give them plenty of choices, and tell them they HAVE to try something before they say they "hate" it.

    If I don't make something SO likes to take for lunch the next day, then tough for him. He can take a PB&J sandwich.
     
    Seriously, though, most of the time I make make plenty for him to take a good meal for lunch, the next day.
Thank you Natascha!
3Princes (09-13-08)
  • 2babygirls 2babygirls's Avatar 09-12-08 | 11:46 PM
  • My DH likes cold food so he's easy that way. If your kids will eat what you want I'd make what you want most of the time & make enough for your DH for his lunch.
Thank you 2babygirls!
3Princes (09-13-08)
  • 2babygirls 2babygirls's Avatar 09-12-08 | 11:49 PM
  • Quote de Natascha
    Hmm...you're boys are younger than mine. I make a meal, if they don't like it...tough. They get a PB&J sandwich. It gets boring after awhile, so they cave in, and have what I make. SO takes leftovers for lunch the next day. Always. Sometimes, he'll just make himself a wrap, if I didn't make anything "special" the night before.

    We also live on a budget. I plan my meals every week. I make healthy meals for the kids... if they don't like it, tough. Eventually, they cave in.

    When they are young, I'm not as strict, but I do give them plenty of choices, and tell them they HAVE to try something before they say they "hate" it.

    If I don't make something SO likes to take for lunch the next day, then tough for him. He can take a PB&J sandwich.
     
    Seriously, though, most of the time I make make plenty for him to take a good meal for lunch, the next day.
    My kids won't cave. They'd rather have PB&J every night or go hungry than eat "normal" food.
     
    I think my neighbors must think I'm torturing my kids at dinnertime with all their screaming when I make them try something.
     
Thank you 2babygirls!
3Princes (09-13-08)