You may have noticed a bit of a lull in the posts lately. Initially this was just because life got busy, but this time it’s because I’ve been staying with my parents in country Western Victoria for a little while with the two girls. This is Baby Good’s first trip to my home town. The drive used to take me about three hours without stops and I usually left first thing in the morning and got home by lunch time. Now, with a toddler and a baby, it takes MUCH longer and requires several stops and I have to time my trip to coincide with sleeps. I’ve done the trip a number of times on my own with Miss Two when she was younger. She, despite recently developing travel sickness, is a really good car traveler and sleeps much of the way, I think I even did the trip once or twice with her sleeping the entire time. As a toddler though she does need to stretch her legs at least once. Baby Good is not so keen on being in the car and cries quite a lot which can get a bit stressful at times. Thankfully my Mum came to Melbourne a couple of days before the journey west and she came back with us. This makes being able to go to the toilet at least a possibility – my bladder isn’t what it used to be!
Anyway, I’m rambling here and haven’t even touched on the subject of my Simple Monday. When I’m at home in Melbourne I do ALL the cooking (though that’s pretty much my choice), most of the shopping and decide what we’re all going to eat everyday. I love cooking, but having to make every food decision for the entire family everyday can get a little wearisome. So on this Simple Monday I’m enjoying someone else’s cooking – namely my Mum’s. Is there anything better than a meal cooked by Mum (well I guess it helps when your Mum is a great cook)? I don’t have to decide what to have, figure out what is needed from the supermarket, green grocer or butcher, or when I need to get started on it. All I do is ask ‘What’s for dinner, Mum?’ just like a typical teenager.
I think it’s only when you find yourself being the one asked constantly ‘What’s for dinner, Mum?’ do you really appreciate someone else cooking you a meal. Nothing spectacular, just good, tasty home cooking. Thanks Mum!