My daughter came home from school one day really bummed out. She had a big test that day, and she didn’t do so hot. Well, I think she did amazing, but she wasn’t proud of her score. She had really studied hard and given it her all, but for once, the test defeated her. She didn’t want to talk about it, and she just went to her room, shut the door, and turned her music on. I knew that she needed some comforting, but I wasn’t going to be able to give it to her. I contemplated letting her eat a bowl of ice cream for dinner, but I thought we better save that for a break up or something.
Instead, I took a recipe for a chicken casserole that I had seen on Mom On Timeout and made that instead. Chicken casseroles always put me in a good mood. It’s like when you are eating them, they warm your insides and just make you feel better about life.
My little girl almost didn’t come out of her room to eat, until I told her what we were having. She was still pretty upset about her less than perfect score, but she did smile a bit at the table and we even talked about what she could work on for next time. Any progress is good progress as far as I’m concerned!
Recipe and photo courtesy of Mom On Timeout.
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