I had this text exchange with my friend yesterday:


So I am taking this opportunity to say emphatically I’m no unicorn. I can barely feed the two of us*, sleep is iffy, I haven’t been to the gym since my class ended, that running picture yesterday was taken like three weeks ago, there’s a corner of the yard that’s an absolute wilderness, and even just getting myself ready and out the door every morning feels nearly impossible sometimes. So parents: You’re doing great. We all are. Let’s all get ourselves a sandwich today (and not worry about making food)**.


*True fact: Target had a cereal sale and I brought home four boxes of it yesterday. Doc saw me unloading the bags and I told him with an absolutely straight face, “Here’s our dinner plans for the week!”

**Suggestions on vegetarian recipes/cookbook inspiration welcome.