Our kids are total homebodies who hate going out and avoid it if they can. This doesn't work very well with Matt and I's love of brunch. By some small miracle, we were able to talk them into walking to the recently opened Dupar's this morning. While we waited for our food, the kids were quickly distracted by friends who we ran into allowing us a few quick minutes to discuss the coming week. It's not glamorous, but sometimes, the back of a kids coloring sheet is as good as it's going to get. I still prefer to write out my "menu" than to type it out on my phone (the way I'm writing this post).
Usually, I plan in a notebook the way Jenny Rosenstrach (www.dinneralovestory.com) does so I have a very informal book of all our past plans. Even if I don't post (ahem, I know I've been slacking again), I can at least have a quick reference.
This week we're sticking to the quick basics:
Monday - crockpot tacos
Tuesday - Matt has a business dinner, kids choice
Wednesday - I have a parent association meeting; crock pot BBQ chicken over potatoes
Thursday - grilled turkey burgers
Friday -pasta and sausages
Saturday - takeout for the USC vs UCLA game