Every Tuesday after homeschool archery, we meet up at the nearby park, have some lunch and the kids play, or wander around chatting - you know, that socialisation thing that everyone is so concerned about with homeschoolers :)
Some time ago, a take-away shop opened up between archery and the park that makes the most delicious hot chips. It became a ritual for most families to stop there and buy hot chips to take to the park. A cheap and tasty treat.
A few months ago, it changed hands - and to our dismay, it closed on a Monday and Tuesday. Disaster! We had to go back to being organised enough to pack lunch beforehand!
I've been trying to lose a bit more of that stubborn weight around my belly, so I've been trying to eat healthily. This week, I packed a lovely chicken salad to take with me. We left archery as usual, and started to drive to the park.
And spied that the chip shop had re-opened! I couldn't resist the siren's call (and neither could the other families!) and had to stop.
I ask you - which would you prefer?!
But I was good (ish). I stole a couple of chips and then sent Billy to sit at the other end of the picnic table so I couldn't have anymore and ate my delicious salad :)