Dine and Dash: 7 Ways Our House is like a School Cafeteria

Photo by: John Cave Osborne
There's plenty of seating
Like any good cafeteria, we have plenty of seating available. That's a must, you know.
Related: The 25 most awkward back-to-school photos...EVER... more 
Photo by: John Cave Osborne
There's plenty of seating
Like any good cafeteria, we have plenty of seating available. That's a must, you know.
Related: The 25 most awkward back-to-school photos...EVER less 
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Mon, Sep 9, 2013 11:49 AM EDT

Our house is like a school cafeteria. No, really, it is. Such is the case, I suppose, when you have a tween, a set of (nearly) six-year-old triplets, and a toddler. Like last week, when my wife was out of town and yours truly was left to tend to our large brood during only the second week of school, a time when all of us were still getting used to our new schedules. But no problem, right? Wrong. Because this cafeteria employee is used to the evening shift. The whole "on command" breakfast situation threw me for a loop. Not to worry, though, I was a quick study. A versatile one, too. Thus, after a couple quick bowls of cereal, four waffles, and a somewhat-pathetic-but-still-passable turkey sausage initiative - BOOM - we were out the door. I think there was minor discord, but come on, y'all. What do you think I am? A miracle worker? At least the kids were well fed. Which, after all, is the goal of any good cafeteria, right? Here are 7 ways our house is like a school cafeteria. -By John Cave Osborne

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