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Meal plan for February 25th – March 3rd

I fell in love on Friday.  Jack took me out for Happy Hour (i.e., $3 hummus plate for me and $3 chicken fingers for him), and the waitress gave us a pack of Wikki Stix.  After Jack spent about three minutes trying to figure them out, he had such a blast playing with them.  I got home, looked at their website, and saw that they were made in America, and were made of safe materials.  Cool stuff!

Then, I fell in love again on Saturday night with The Americans.  My aunt Linda recommended this show to me, and it is freaking fantastic!  We don’t get FX as part of free channels, so I’m watching it on Hulu.  They only have three episodes so far, and I’m freaking OBSESSED.  They better not cancel this show.  They always cancel things I love.  Jerkfaces.

This week, there is no meal plan.  I’m working late Monday and Tuesday, and Jack is having his surgery Wednesday morning.  My sainted sister and her husband took Jack last night so that I could get my ducks in a row ahead of the big day.  I made a few dinners, made and froze two chicken pot pies, and generally got the place in order.

Bring on the sore throat!  The chocolate is for me.  I figured I’ll need it is Jack is as dramatic as Troy is when he is not feeling well.  I might end up drinking some vanilla extract or something if this goes to shit.

Later today, I’m hitting up Costco to see if they still carry coconut water, which I’ve heard is like nature’s Gatorade.

When we bought Jack’s big boy bed, we wanted something that would grow with him, and also give us room to sleep in there with him on occasion.  As a reward for good behavior, about once a month, Jack and I have a “sleep party” in his room.  He loves it, and I love it because he ends up sleeping an hour later than his normal wake up time. 

Anyhoo, his new big boy bed is a daybed, so there is a place for me without having to sleep directly on the floor.  Part of the purchase was keeping the surgery recovery in mind, as I’m guessing I’ll probably hang out a bit when he is sleeping it off.

Another thing that I recently got to help (me) with his recovery?  A Kindle Fire.  I know, I can’t believe it either!  I had some birthday and Christmas money, as well as saving up the spending money that Troy and I get twice a month.  I received a free hand me down Kindle from a friend for my birthday, but I found after awhile that I wanted something with web capability and educational games.  I’m hoping that Jack will enjoy the games, and I’ll probably be doing some reading over the next few days!  Our library system makes it so easy to download ebooks for free.  Love.that.so.much.

What are you all enjoying this week?

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16 comments on “Meal plan for February 25th – March 3rd”

  1. Good luck with the recovery process!! Best wishes going your way and a good call with the chocolate 🙂 It sounds like you have all kinds of food and entertainment ready to roll. I hope that you have a good week.

  2. LOL! You totally should of got a bottle of wine too! 🙂 He will do great. You should make some kind of granita with all that fruit!!! Jack would love it. It’s kind of like homemade slushy!!!!

  3. Praying all goes well for Jack and YOU!

  4. My daughter had her adenoids and tonsils out two years ago. We were living in Japan at the time and had to have it done in a Japanese hospital. What an experience that was. We couldn’t get her to eat anything other than ice pops for two or three days. She would also drink some chicken broth. I see that you have some orange juice in your photo. Don’t give that to Jack. It will burn like fire. Be prepared for the bad breath. I think that Sasquatch’s ass probably smells better than that poor baby’s breath until her throat healed.

  5. My then 2 year old daughter had her tonscils out over the summer. I was really thinking it was going to be BAD. It wasn’t too bad at all. She had to stay the night at the hospital the first night because of her age. She then developed a fever (normal) and was a little run down. We came home and she rested watching tv for another day- from there she got up and played with quiet toys for another 2 days- then I gave up keeping her calm and quiet. She also had very little problem with foods. Her tonscils like your sons where HUGE (they were obstructing 75%+ of her throat) It was very strange to not here her snore at night at first and I would wake up often making sure she was breathing because she was so quiet!

    • Jack is quite dramatic like Troy when sick, so I’m expecting it to be interesting for sure.

      The no snoring thing is going to take a bit to get used to!

  6. GOD YES! The stinky breath. It is awful! I actually called the doctor positive she had an infection going on in the scabs because it reeked! And yeah.. no orange juice and banana’s. Watered down apple juice and grape juice was all Tarynn could handle. Bananas- BIG no no (who would have thouht!?) She would eat baked chicken no problem- but the banana’s she couldn’t do for about a week. Apple sauce was a hit as was chicken soup and such.

    • I was just wondering yesterday how to go about brushing teeth, but it sounds like the answers is “you don’t” for awhile. I have a bad breath phobia, so this shall be interested!

      Ok, no on the OJ. Troy and I can drink it. No nanas? Ack!

    • Yeah.. no brushing for a while. I think I broke down and did it 3 days after surgery. I used Tom’s Strawberry tooth paste and she didn’t complain. It was still really stinky however…

      Yeah.. I thought I could give her banana’s.. however she took one bite and screamed- THEN the nurse told me she couldn’t have banana’s.. Ugh.

  7. OMG, Wikki Stix rock!!! They were always one of the most favorite things in my classroom. Let me know if you want some ideas for activities Jack could do with them. Although, they’re fun no matter what you do with them!

    I, too, was born with tonsils that were too big for me. However, “back in the day,” they didn’t want to do any kind of surgery until I was almost 4. I remember wanting McDonald’s french fries on the way home from the hospital. My dad stopped for them, and I started eating them in the car, and then proceeded to throw up bloody fries all the way home. So…don’t give Jack any fries! 😉

    Jello, ice cream and popsicles! Woo hoo!

    • How have I never heard of these Wikki Stix before? They’re so great!

      Jack hates anything potato related, so we’re safe from bloody fries (you poor thing). However, I’m sure he’ll harf someothing up at some point.

  8. Ah- The Americans…SO GOOD! I will freak out if they cancel it too- I’ve been burned before by Veronica Mars and Flash Forward…I’m tentative to commit 😉