Monday, July 27, 2009

Thank Goodness for Neighbors....

It is 12:35 p.m. and I am contemplating something I NEVER thought I would EVER have to contemplate in my life...

My daughter came to me after we were done watching her movie of choice, and let me know she was hungry. She actually said " Mommy, I want to eat... dinner." But whatever, So I gave her three choices of what she could have for lunch. "Ok, do you want Chicken Nuggets, Mac N' Cheese or a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich?" I was hoping she would make the EASY decision and go for the Chicken Nuggets... I then hear from my little Princess " Cheese Mommy, Cheese... " DANG IT! Now I have to actually work to get lunch on the table.
(and to those of you who are thinking I am lazy for not wanting to make Macaroni and Cheese... don't you know that Frozen Chicken Nuggets, and a PB&J sandwich are SOOO much easier and less time consuming to make... stop judging me...haha)
Anyways... I get the water boiling and I pour the noodles in the pot. I start the timer and head back to see what the kids are up to in the playroom. The timer goes off and I head to stir the noodles, after I accomplish that HUGE task (haha) I look at the side of the box. I need 4 Tbsp. of Butter which I pull out and YES I have exactly 4 Tbsp. left from whatever I made last (I was actually REALLY happy about that, like my life was complete because I was no longer storing random amounts of butter in the fridge) I then look for the next ingredient and see that I need 1/4 cup of milk. OHHH NOOO!! Matt used the last little bit of milk for his breakfast.... dun dun dun (scream).

What am I to do?? I look all over the fridge like there might be milk hidden somewhere and as I look at the top shelf I see it... there is a bottle of Breastmilk... are you thinking what I am thinking?? Of course you are... So I pull it out.

I put it on the counter...

I look at it...

I picked it up...

I decide it needed a little bit of a shake...

I put it back down on the counter...

I pull out my measuring cups...

In one hand I have my Breastmilk, In the other I have my measuring cup...

I stood there looking back and forth at the Breastmilk and the measuring cup for about 5 minutes... then I looked at the box instructions ONE more time to make sure it calls for Milk... maybe I read it wrong...

NOPE

1/4 Cup Milk.... to which I ask myself "Does Breastmilk work like Cow's Milk..."

I proceed to look back and forth between the measuring cup, the breastmilk, the box, and the noodles waiting for me...

I quickly grab the Phone and Call up my Neighbor...

"Beth, Do you have any extra milk I can borrow..." To which I proceed to tell her of my predicament, she laughs, and sends her daughters over with a gallon of 2% milk...

I put the breastmilk back in the fridge and retire the thought...

Has anyone else been in a similar situation...??? Just Wondering... and you thought I was going to use the Breastmilk... I told Beth " I just couldn't do it...!" LOL~!
I think I might get this Shirt for Landon... HAHA! ~ Oh, and BOTH my kids are napping at the same time RIGHT NOW ... today has been QUITE the day!! :)

11 comments:

The Green Family said...

HAHAHAHAAHA! That is the best thing I've heard all day. Thank heaven for helpful neighbors!

AngelaBeth said...

HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA THAT is fantastic. You need those little easy mac single servings that you just pour water in and put in the microwave! That way EVERYTHING is easy!

Joseph & Liz said...

BREAST is BEST! Great story, thanks for sharing!

Nichole said...

That is too funny! But that's when you need powdered milk in an easily accessible location. AND if all else fails, I've used water before and it turned out just fine. Less creamy, but kids didn't care.

Bird is the Word said...

OHH! I do have powdered milk... duh! Thanks Nichole! haha...

Julianna said...

Remind me to bring my own milk to your house. ;)
Melissa Earl posted about free milk, PLEASE use it!!! :) LOL
http://www.sassysupersaver.com/2009/07/some-zip-codes-have-new-coupon-on.html

Amalia Cutts said...

Love It! You should have used your milk and gave some to Matt to see if he can taste the difference.

Nicole said...

We never run out of milk at my house but i would have just used the breastmilk, Hailey probably never would have noticed the difference.

Lindsey & Jared said...

I agree with Nicole! Breast milk would have gone completely unnoticed! LOL You're freaking awesome!

Jamie said...

I have totally used breast milk to make french toast and I didn't tell anyone:) It just makes it taste a little sweeter.

Natalie said...

HAAAAAAHHAAAAA!

Loved that story!

When my number 2 was born and the mass amount of breastmilk came in, I pumped the excess (so the boobs wouldn't burst) and fed it to my 15 mo old number one!

Hey, I think breast milk totally would have worked. You should have tried it!

Love it.

Nat