Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Repeating myself

This is a repost from last year's Lenten kick off, but the question bears repeating. Feel free to let me know if you have the answer...

On fasting days during Lent, when you sit down (insert maniacal laughter) to eat your breakfast at 8am but the cat needs to be let out, then you grab a bite, but the baby needs to be changed, so you wash your hands before you then you grab a second bite, when suddenly--the phone rings, followed by another bite, and, of course, the doorbell rings, closing the door as you're managing a quick swig of coffee, the dryer signals it's finished and you go to pull the laundry out and fold it, cramming the last bit of toast in your mouth, when you notice a distinct smell reminding you that the other baby needs to be changed, which requires an additional hand wash, completed with the downing of the last of the coffee; while as you check the clock you notice it's time to wash hands again in order to begin preparing lunch...

Have you *eaten* between meals?

2 comments:

Laura W. said...

I'm cracking up!!! :) This sounds exactly like my meals...I think that's why I eat so fast!!!!

Cath said...

I still contend a meal is a food portion with a beginning and end which is different from grazing and snacking where there is a beginning but no established end. And toast is clearly a defined food portion. God does not limit meal time to 29.2 minutes. So I think what is more key for Moms-- especially Moms with smaller kids-- is to define your meal ON your plate and not to add to or snack beyond it. The discipline is in the portion not the clock.