This one is courtesy of my bestie, Laura. She and the family were packing to go on a camping holiday to France when her husband commented that he needed to go into the loft to get the moules pots. The conversation went like this:
Me: Moules pots?
Laura: Yep – pots with lids that you cook moules in – the lid then gets used for the shells.
Me: I know what moules pots are but why the hell do you own one?
Laura: We don’t own one, we own two.
Me: Let me guess – this was a pre-children purchase?
Laura: Not only was it a pre-children purchase but I’m not sure we’ve used them since we had the children.
Me: Can’t you just use a saucepan and a bowl for the shells?
The photo was sent to me via text from France showing they did exactly that. We all know that with parenthood comes sacrifice, in my case, my figure, my sanity and being able to pop to a friend’s house at 11pm because I couldn’t sleep. In other peoples’ cases it’s giving up the moules pots to make space for camping equipment (remember before we had kids and could go on holidays abroad, staying in a hotel, without bankrupting ourselves or stressing about keeping small people quiet on a plane?)
In any case, mine and Laura’s children are awesome and well worth giving up the moules pots for.