Mommoisseurs : Recipes | Wine | Camaraderie

Recipes | Wine | Tips & Tricks | Camaraderie | #momlife

6397450773_6fe5815ed7_m

Competitive mommies: What are you preparing for the preschool Thanksgiving feast?

“I’ll take your two preschoolers, homemade macaroni and cheese, and chocolate chip cookies and raise you a pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, sassy preschooler and screaming baby.” Says mommy #1 at the preschool playground.

Says mommy #2, “I’ll take your pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, sassy preschooler and screaming baby and raise you a Godiva chocolate cake, roasted broccoli and sweet potato casserole with a 1st grader, a preschooler, and an energetic toddler.”

“Ha!  Y’all are crazy!  I just signed up to bring rolls.”  Laughs mommy #3.

Why do we feel so competitive sometimes to be the best?  Even when nobody else really cares.  Are the other preschool mommies really going to stand over your delectable homemade Gouda macaroni & cheese dish ooo-ing and aaa-ing gleefully saying, “Leah outdid herself again girls!  We might as well throw in the towel and give up.  She is the best mommy here!”

Have you ever really found yourself savoring that last bite of homemade pecan pie that Susie made, nodding with the other mommies expressing, “How does Susie do it?!  She chases after all of those kids and can still make a kick ass pie.  She really is amazing.”

Okay, some people do.  But we shouldn’t worry about it.  Just do the best you can, when you can.  If that means you’re going to rock out a killer side dish because you love to cook and you have the time – go for it!  If that means, you have literally no time in your day and your best is buying a ton of cookies while racing to get to the preschool Thanksgiving feast on time…you’re awesome.  Because you’re still making the feast fun and wonderful.  You care.  You’ll be there.  No matter what the other moms think…if they’re thinking anything at all besides what you’re thinking of them.

Unless, of course, you show up with wine.  Then you actually are the best.  😉

Featured photo credit: Flickr – arndog/inuyaki

Print Friendly

Related Posts

You Might Also Like

Behind the scenes: For your enjoyment only

Samuel L. Jackson’s narration of Adam Mansbach’s “Go the F*ck to Sleep”

Guest Post: Road tripping with your kids without the strife

Starbucks anyone?

While they dream

The fun language of a two-year-old

Different kids, different ages, different stages…It’s all good!

Desperate times call for desperate measures

The terrible twos begin…

Delivering grace: Teaching lessons that will last a lifetime

Happy 2nd birthday to my baby boy!

Why moms shouldn’t get sick

Why you should take responsiblity for your child’s success in school

Take chances and find yourself

A mommy’s school bus jitters

How did I forget that potty training sucks?

Colorado Springs on fire

What vacation is like after you have your first baby

A party fit for a 2-year-old

I’m not lovin’ it!

For Reality in Parenting Try NBC’s “Up All Night” – New Fall Lineup

Optimistic? Or just plain ol’ dumb parenting?

Bedtime battles continued

Another Easter…A New Spring

Go, Mommy, Go! Be your own child-rearing cheerleader!

Cardinal Rule #1: Thou shalt not sleep in thy mother’s bed

Change the way you think about food with Bethenny Frankel’s “Naturally, Thin”

And…now he’s 3

Preschool Graduation

Man publicly shames 3-Year-old daughter

In The Eyes Of My Zealand – Happy 2nd Birthday, Baby!

Bliss to be savored

Cooking with kids

Babysitting woes & Eric Church

Rooster: Our Newest Family Member

Squashing this all-American dream

A mommy’s school bus jitters

Announcing Twitter Party on Wine Wednesday 12.12.12 #MustHaveWine

“Hollywood Moms Night” – The Next Best Thing To Going Out With Your Girlfriends!

You know you’re a mommy of young boys when…

Following another sleepless night…

Creating your own hybrid family

After the massacre: What can you be sure of…

6 Reasons moms with little ones should go to church

11 recipes that increase breast milk supply

Book Excerpt: Reason #1 • I am a good mother! Cheers!

Holy competition, Batman!

Why are some children’s movies just so sad?

What moms want from a President

Best girlfriends: Then, now and when we’re old!

A Florida Speer Family Christmas

The New Age of Dinosaurs

Butterfinger Ice Cream

Why do boys have tails?

Why I left preschool crying…

The Heavy: A Mother, a Daughter, A Diet – A Mother Goes to Extremes

5 groovy ways to keep your kids entertained during a hurricane

5 groovy ways to keep your kids entertained while being hunkered down during a hurricane

Budgeting, Credit Scores and Responsibility – These Things Can Be Learned

Keeping Up with the Cleavers…or Not So Much

Who gets sick on vacation, anyway?

Holiday Recipe Spectacular: Pumpkin Spice Muffins

What has been your BEST summer moment with your family so far?

Moms raising boys and their endless energy

The gift of giving: Our first contribution to our charities

Kiddos & plane rides = Disaster

Hurricane Irene in Charleston

Enjoying today, cherishing yesterday and looking forward to tomorrow

Why you should wear a Hoo Rag

A Letter To My Son On His Third Birthday

Creating Holiday Magic – When You Can’t Afford To Buy It

Entertain, Cook a Turkey and Remain Stress-Free This Thanksgiving!

Their happiness in our heart

Is baby-making making you crazy?

A letter to my son on his fourth birthday

Mother’s Day around the world

Don’t stress this holiday season: It’s actually already begun

Memorial Day 2012

15 Fun ideas for kid lunches

Let us be your wine confidants

Today’s forecast: Scattered mom likely

Then there was Kindergarten…

Vintage girls: Moms need their best girlfriends

Has your doc ever tried to smooch you?

Here We Move Again – Leah’s Move #10!

Today’s forecast: Scattered mom likely

Oh My Gosh…you’re 3!

Enjoying the beautiful things in life

The evolution of my sons love for being in the water

Please Promise To – What We Provide Them With Today May Brighten The Path To Our Promises

Couponing, Really? You Don’t Have To Be An Extreme Couponer To Save Money

What is it with bad boys anyway?

The Case for Beer: Why you should enjoy it and enjoy it right

Magnetic Legs – The Ever-Clingy Toddler

Mommy, that dream catcher you gave me doesn’t work!

The Precious Age of 6

Covenant Cookies: A gift of delectable bites; inspirational messages

The end to an epic summer

2 Comments

  1. Recipe: Delectable Macaroni & Cheese | Must. Have. Wine.

    February 25, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    […] This is the macaroni and cheese that I was hinting about in my post “Competitive Mommies – What Are You Preparing For The Preschool Thanksgiving Feast“.  And, yes, they were whispering about it!  😉  Mwa ah ah >evil laugh<  This […]

  2. Trina

    November 15, 2012 at 6:46 am

    Leah, loved this one! So true! We set ridiculous expectations of ourselves! I think of it this way. When I cook fifty amazing side dishes and desserts, I’m too busy with all of that and missing the real thing that matters; the smile on my child’s face as I get to join them at that party. That’s something Leah never misses, and therefore, making Leah the actual coolest mommy at the party 🙂

Leave a Reply