Now I'm not going to get into a big philosophical reflection about all the layers of my "personal" onion - remember that scene in Shrek?
Here's a public service announcement for all you moms who need some peaceful time alone in the kitchen, hopefully rocking to some good tunes from the 80's or 90's.
If you're having one of those days filled with kids and their reports about who did what to who, I recommend this quick and easy strategy to keep the revolving door battling kids outside the kitchen when you're trying to get dinner together.
"Don't come in here. I'm cutting an onion. Remember your eyes!" Now you first have to instill a fear of cut onions into your children's heads.
You should see how fast my kids will run for the hills and sometimes bond over their escape from the "deadly" onion tear making fumes that are hitting the kitchen.
It's funny to think that my me time could be my "onion" time too. I'll even deal with those stinging eyes for a little time to sing along with Bon Jovi in peace. (Another vlog moment!) A mama will take what she can get on some days.
Imagine if one of my kids wanted to be a professional chef? Even though their adult minds will know that they can handle the onion, I wonder if a little distrust of onions from these adventures will hang on a bit. I know. Another reason that they will complain about me on the therapy couch. LOL.
Now if I starting cutting onions in the bedroom so I can read, then they will start to figure me out!