Today’s post is about accidents.
My fridge is empty. I’ve got a cold. All of the chocolate is gone from the house. The final week of this experiment cannot be over quickly enough as far as I’m concerned.
Normally, if one of my kids spills some milk or I accidentally burn some bagels I don’t freak out. Big deal, right?
Like, if the coffee filter gets messed up and the coffee tastes like sludge, you’re not supposed to start ranting and raving at your husband like a total lunatic. (That’s really bad.) You just make some more coffee and move on with your life.
But what I’ve learned this past month is that when a family’s food budget is so tight that you are literally counting every quarter, then life’s little food accidents become bigger problems.
Burning your toast might mean there’s nothing for your lunch.
Spilling the last bit of milk might mean that Dad and the kids eat bagels, but mom can’t eat her GF cornflakes that she was really counting on…
It can all just snowball into something bigger. Families with generous food budgets aren’t necessarily dealing with any of that.
So, that’s my food for thought for today.
P.S. Don’t forget that RoseMcAvoy from Our Lady of Second Helpings is hosting a free breakfast for a month give away!