Pizza Tortellini Bake ~ Think your classic pasta dinner mashed up against everyone’s favorite game day food.
This is so easy to make, I’m thinking the kids got this one next time. But the last time I thought that with another marinara-heavy dish, the kitchen looked like a crime scene and I was scrubbing sauce out of crevices that I didn’t even know existed. The trade-off isn’t quite there yet.
But Naomi keeps reminding me that the kids need to learn to be more independent–with or without the messes. I agree 100 percent, but does it have to happen all at once? The worst part is, whatever the older one does, the little one wants to follow. I’m not ready to give up being needed. I secretly like it that both boys still ask me to squash spiders and slay the nighttime ghosts that keep them from tucking themselves into bed. I’m sure they are ready to do a lot more for themselves, but I’m not ready to pass over all my dad duties.
Although when it comes to dinner, I guess teaching them how to properly clean up is a chore in of itself that needs to be taught.