Planning, planning, planning, coupled with enthusiasm and patience. This is a fab opportunity to do all that fun stuff, and set the tone for 'daddy days' from now on.
Home alone with a 4 and 2 year old for a week!
yeah the food thing can be a curve ball.
I found giving them options/choices a really bad idea as whatever they ask for, you wont have, so always know what you've got in the fridge.
planning is important with this one, when you shop make sure you have a number of options in the shopping cart and some hidden rescue meals in the freezer. the guilt I used to feel was giving them junk, clearly try to avoid junk and snacks except in emergency or as a treat.
A little older than your two, my girl loves making the sandwiches for me, she loves that she has the 'adult' task to do. But we also love ordering dominos and snuggling up with a DVD. plus while the cats away!! oooh and the treat over xmas was squirty cream on top of hot chocoloate with white chocolate buttons, after the muddy bike ride it worked a treat.
The wife is from China, so mainly it's Asian food.
This week though, no Asian food, I did try and get their favourite dumplings today (had to message to wife for the shops name) but when we got there, it was closed, but that was okay, as going there was fun.
Little lad on his bike, daughter on her balance bike, and me on mine.
Anyway, we've had a few issues with the food, and I've done well in not resorting to junk, even though the eldest has some of the largest pair of lungs I've ever heard (sorry if it woke you guys up)
I've had an amazing time with them, and it's really put it into perspective;
1) How much work my wife does
2) I really need to spend more time with them.
I've avoided TV all week (the wife doesn't let them watch much either) but I think tomorrow is a DVD and Pizza moment (I need a rest)
If they eat Asian food, this one is so simple it almost cooks itself - egg noodles boiled then tossed in a little honey and soy. Our kids love it - and you can add to it to make it more of a meal (finely chopped veg, ham etc).
I've managed to get away with Noodles in Peanut butter, but only the once.
The wife cooks really well, my attempt at cooking Chinese food is way off the mark.
is it too early for an XBox?
I guess you could also do fried rice - almost as easy.
egg noodles boiled then tossed in a little honey and soy.
Ooh I'm gonna try that on the chimp. Maybe add some chicken or ham.
Yeah our two often have it with ham too but they love it just as it is. Dead simple stress-free lunch.
Almost as stress-free as taking them to the curry buffet on a Sunday evening
Well, the wife is back.
I have thoroughly enjoyed this week, although I am really tired.
I can't wait until next time, but I am also looking forward to my time.
The children and I have bonded really well, and their is a huge improvement in the way we are towards each other.
Thanks for the advice from everyone.
For next time though, I need to learn to cook more child friendly food.
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