When the Lazy Genius Becomes an Achieving Fool
Here's what happened.
Tonight - yes, tonight! - I'm flipping through a new cookbook, and I notice that many of the recipes involve a slow-cooker and don't sound like garbage. Meat is seared! Onions are cooked beforehand! There's not a packet of taco seasoning to be found!
But, Kendra, I say to myself, you have a pantry full of food that's threatening to eat you alive. You don't even know what's in there right now! This is no time to start buying ingredients for a short-lived slow-cooker romance.
Then... then... I jump from "I should use my slow-cooker more often" and "maybe I should clean out my pantry" to posting an Instastory asking you guys if I should do one of those Cook Only Slow-Cooker Meals for One Month challenges or not buy groceries until I've eaten EVERYTHING I have and am left with nothing but old McDonald's ketchup packets.
Sound the alarm; I went insane.
Lazy Geniuses don't make it HARDER TO COOK DINNER OHMYGOSH. We're lazy about things that don't matter, like slow-cooker prowess and elaborate food challenges that only lead to anger. I lost my head. It wasn't pretty.
Fortunately, you guys rescued me. Aimee chimed in almost immediately with the kindest kick in the pants, and the rest of you followed.
"You have a baby and two kids! That seems unnecessary."
"Slow-cookers are overrated."
I share this for two reasons.
- Even the laziest geniuses become achieving fools. It's easy to lose sight of what matters when we get distracted by what doesn't. If that's you, don't feel badly; it happens to all of us, even me. (Especially me.)
- I love you guys. Y'all talked me off the ledge before I packed away all my pots, pans, and sanity. This community means more to me than you know, and I see the value of friends, of likemindedness, of speaking truth in order to save a pal from being a dummy.
So here's to a renewed vision of what it means to be a Lazy Genius and to remembering that sometimes we don't have to pay for therapy... we can just use Instastories.
(For the love.)