Our gorgeous son was born on Sunday, October 7. Since then, we have been busy adoring our little pickle and learning the ways of our new normal. I feel incredibly lucky because my hubby has been at home, bonding and helping with everything. We have been having a great time with tons of laughs over pee fountains at diaper changes and spit-ups at feedings.
Parents always told me that if someone offered help, to take it without hesitation. This is, perhaps, the best advice ever and it couldn’t be more true when it comes to food because – holy cow – where does the time go when a newborn is in the house? That says a lot coming from a type A person like myself.
I love to cook and I love to eat. Historically, I wake-up hungry. Now, I eat when I can which has meant, on some days, that food does not pass my lips until some time in the afternoon. And, that is with two if us at work here!
We have literally survived because great friends have brought us food, prepared and ready to eat. The gift of food has been AMAZING!
Maybe I have a romantic idea of how things “used to be” but I feel like friends and neighbors used to give the gift of food more often. Feeling under the weather? How about some soup? Extra busy? Wouldn’t a prepared meal be nice?
If you know someone who is going to need an extra hand for a while, I encourage you to give the gift of food. Websites like Food Tidings
can be especially helpful in recruiting others in the cause.
And folks, don’t stress about it being homemade or some crazy masterpiece. Seriously, takeout and one-dish meals are a godsend. I am not stretching the truth when I say that we’d be happy if you ordered a pizza and had it delivered to our house because even that saves us time and steps.
I guarantee that the recipients will be happy with every gift. If it sounds good, bring it.