Wednesday, December 14, 2011

December 14, 2011

Anything Can Happen Wednesday
My children get out of school for the holiday break this coming Friday, December 16th. Two weeks ago, I was feeling a tad bit overwhelmed and more than ready for them to be home (three less “things” to have to prepare every day), but now that it’s almost time….AAAGGGGGHHHHH!
It’s actually more planning to have them home during the school hours than at school. I totally forgot about preparing lunches and planning activities (no way are they vegging in front of the tv with video games for two weeks) and sharing my daily routine with theirs. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE spending time with my boys (my daughter can’t come home for the holidays, she just got a new job), I just have to have a game plan that will hold the interests of a 15-, 13- and 6 year old boy. 

Lunch Plans
My sons love hanging out in the kitchen, sometimes with me, sometimes not. Lunch plans look like this:
Sat, Dec 17 – Homemade Burgers and Fresh Cut Fries
Sun, Dec 18
Mom & Son Day – Mom’s Ramen Noodles
Mon, Dec 19 –
Sub Sandwiches
Tues, Dec 20 –
Mom & Son Day
Tuna Salad
Wed, Dec 21 –
Middle Son’s Birthday – Meatloaf/Mashed Potato “Cupcakes”
Thurs, Dec 22 – Spaghetti-Os and Mondo Salad
Fri, Dec 23 –
Mom & Son Day –
Mug o’ Tomato & Grilled Cheese Soup
Sat, Dec 24 –
Brunch: Pancakes, Bacon, Sausage & Eggs
Sun, Dec 25 –
Leftovers All Day
Mon, Dec 26 –International Week – Sushi, Tempura Shrimp, Rice Noodles
Tues, Dec 27 – International Week –
Grape Leaves, Hummus & Chicken Shwarma
Wed, Dec 28 –
International Week –
Bratwurst & Sauerkraut, Potato Pancakes
Thurs, Dec 29 – International Week –
Polynesian Chicken Skewers
Fri, Dec 30 –
Boys’ Day In The Kitchen – Make Your Own Pizzas
Sat, Dec 31 –
Ramen Noodles (Eating feast with family tonight)
Sun, Jan 1 –
Day At The Movies – Hot Dogs, Potato Chips & Milk Shakes
Mon, Jan 2 –
Fish and Chips

Sat, Dec 17
Put up Christmas Tree, decorate the house (tree, lights, bulbs and garland inside & out)
Mon, Dec 19
Mom’s Date with Son #1 – Window Shopping at the mall (Must check out the new high school fashions while allowing him to flirt with girls as if I don’t notice ^_^)
Tues, Dec 20
Gift making day – (Make presents, bake goodies, wrap it all up for gifting)
Wed, Dec 21
Middle Son Birthday Celebration/Kick’s TaeKwonDo Holiday Party (older boys are Black Belts)
Thur, Dec 22
Mom’s Date with Son #2 – Lunch Date @ Buffalo Wild Wings (who can eat the hottest wing sauce challenge – he usually wins)
Fri, Dec 23
Great American Wii Decathalon! (Just Dance, Wii Sports, Wii Games – May the best mom win – hee hee)
Sat, Dec 24
Christmas Eve at the Grandparents House (A family tradition!)
Sun, Dec 25
Boys visit with Dads (my time to recover from the late Xmas eve celebration)
Mon, Dec 26
Veg out in front of the TV all day – Movie Marathons
Tues, Dec 27
Prep Day for Back to School (Laundry, School Work, Clean Back Packs, etc)
Thur, Dec 29
Shopping for Pizza fixings
Fri, Dec 30
Mom’s Date with Son #3 – Play Date @ Arcade (bells and whistles for 6 year olds)
Sat, Dec 31
Prep for Mondo Dinner with Family for New Year’s Eve Celebrations
Sun, Jan 1
Let’s Go To The Movies (Boys watch the games, Gals go to the movies)

So what are your plans for the holidays?


  1. I applaud your organizational skills!!! I have a general idea of what our family plans are over the holiday break...that's about as far as I've gotten! :)

  2. You're so smart to have a game plan for the kids! Have fun with your boys :)
    My parents get here this weekend!!!

  3. Holy organization, Batman! That's very impressive! I hope you have a lot of fun.

  4. wow! you're so organized! i need to be more like you. i never write anything i need to do down, and i end up forgetting half the time.

  5. You put my list-making and organizing to shame! I find that if I get too detailed, I am always amending the schedule. Still, it's helpful for shopping and having things on hand.

    Have fun.

  6. you look pretty busy, but good busy! happy holidays

  7. Denise, I think you have already done half of the 2 weeks work by planning each day :) Way to go !!

  8. I like a girl with a plan! It sounds like the kids will be busy and will be enjoying it as well. When I look at your list and your meals, I think I want to come hang out with you guys for the next couple weeks.

  9. uniquecozytreasures- WOW! You sound even busier than I.

  10. LOL, these activities don't take up the whole day and the boys and I are very flexible with my planning. If something better (more fun, personal invites, etc.) comes along, we generally go with the flow. Same thing with the meals. I just find for me, if I have a plan, I can make sure I do things other than veg out and chunk up. I appreciate everyone's comments! Thanks!

  11. Now, that is what I call o-r-g-a-n-i-z-a-t-i-o-n! Kids can only envy your sons for the mom they have, you have it all figured out and the activities and the food sound great! I hope your children appreciate your efforts :)