I took my fried rice to the car and shut the door.
Let me back up. I should've known better.
These days we try to do something dead easy for lunch. But with nothing in the fridge that resembled lunch for five people, I decided to cook something while Greg was in a meeting.
I pulled out cold rice, bacon, leftover veggies and a carton of eggs and heated up the frying pan as our big boys literally climbed the walls yelling and the 1.5 year old did his own exploring on the stairs.
Already frazzled from trying find a distance learning video link that didn't exist that morning (grrrr...), I shuttled between the hot pan and cutting board, trying to work fast enough to outpace everyone's hunger.
Then - BANG! "Waaaaaaahhh!"
Unattended, our 1.5 year old had fallen down the stairs.
Pax's tears and the goose egg forming on his forehead were the final straw.
As soon as I could hand lunch and and the kids over to Greg, I headed out to the car with my bowl of fried rice, a book and my thermos.
My battery was zapped but the 25 minutes of quiet that followed were like being docked at a charging station.
I read about something totally unrelated to parenting and Covid, enjoyed the meal I'd made, and told friends what had happened on Instagram.
A month ago, telling me to eat lunch in my own driveway would have sounded nuts.
Now it's one of the creative, resourceful ways I know I can get some breathing room and energy to go back to mom mode.
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