I’m currently in Columbus Ohio holed up in a hotel room while Lazy Dad is in meetings all day and I’m loving every minute of it.
I don’t have to make the bed.
I don’t have to make breakfast.
I don’t have to wash any dishes.
Shoot, I may not even wash my hair or brush my teeth. I’m living on the wild side people and I may never come back!
Oh, who am I kidding, I’m going to wash my hair and brush my teeth. I’m not that wild. Although I was that wild when I had newborns. Those days I was wild pretty much every single day.
Anyway, while I’m all hunkered down with good books to read, TV with channels I don’t get at home (HGTV anyone?) and a maid at my beck and call (hey, I can pretend she is, can’t I?), I’m going to live it up!
Cause this is what I consider “the life.” It may be a sad, sad little “the life”, but it’s my “the life,” so there.
So while I’m off living the life I thought I’d give you five quick Lazy Mom Tips from fellow lazy moms. Because I’m too busy not being busy to write anything of my own, mkay?
Here we go….
Tonight my daughter was getting whiny while I was making pancakes for dinner. I thought to myself, let’s distract her and get her laughing! So, after taking a vote on what color to use, we dumped in some blue food coloring and had blue pancakes… which turned into “blue night” because we ended up eating them on blue plates, too. The whining stopped. Ok, for a least a few minutes it stopped. Then it started again. But oh well. That’s not the point of my tip, now, is it? — Chana
When peeling vegetables with a vegetable peeler, use a corn cob holder to stick in the bottom of the veggie to hold it with. This way you can peel away without tearing up your hand with the peeler! — Tami
My 2 yr old LOVES pancakes and often requests them as snacks. So I made a batch of pancakes and put them in the freezer. But here’s the lazy part–before freezing them, I cut them into strips (she likes them in strips so she can dip them in syrup) and froze the strips so I can just take out as many as needed, microwave for about 40 seconds and the chore is done. Another tip is to put the syrup in a cupcake paper wrapper. They use MUCH less syrup, uneaten pancake strips can be saved for later since they aren’t sticky, and it makes clean up a breeze! — Shanna
Our family loves hashbrowns, especially my kids. I don’t buy them, I make them myself, but sometimes I find it just takes too darn long. Maybe I’m impatient, maybe my stove is slow or my kids are impatient or something, but they always seem to take forever. Until…one night when I was making a roast I decided to make baked potatoes with it. I cooked way too many for some reason and I had no idea what I was going to do with left over baked potatoes. Then, it dawned on me. The next morning I cut them up, skins and all, and fried them up for the kids breakfast.
It takes a fraction of the time and if you’re using your oven the night before anyway, you’re not wasting any energy to bake 4 potatoes. The best part, the kids LOVE them and the baked potatoes will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days! — Mariah
We almost always have tortillas on hand. Usually left over from dinners but also on hand for wraps (yum!).
Whenever there are breakfast leftovers (hey, it happens! sometimes) throw whatever’s left…eggs, potatoes, cheese, veggies, whatever….throw it in a tortilla, burrito-wrap it, wrap in foil and toss in the freezer. A bit of masking tape makes a great lable. Whenever someone needs a quick breakfast…like a hubby running late for work….grab one out of the freezer and nuke it. You can even purposely make up a bunch and the older kids can nuke them in the morning, letting mom sleep in a little. :o) We also do this with extra pancakes. Freeze for future nuking!
Way better and much less expensive than running through a fast food drive thru! — Mary
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