What Mama Learned Last Week: On Trout, Blogging While Tired and Dads Who Don’t Hold Hands

Motherhood is full of lessons and sometimes, I’m open to learning them. Here’s what I picked up last week in the newest edition of  What Mama Learned.

I don’t need to be afraid of trout skin.

I’d never purchased or cooked trout before last week. So, you’ll understand why I was surprised to see the skin, the FINS and THE TAIL when I opened my Hello Fresh container to cook it. It’s not so much the skin that bothered me–I cook salmon with the skin on all the time, but I couldn’t handle the little fishy fins and tail that seemed to still be flapping around (was that my imagination?).

After I panicked in my husband’s direction, I realized my salmon cooking technique would likely work on trout too. And yep, cooking it skin side down made it super easy to remove the skin (thanks Grocery-Store-Fish-Guy).

In the end, our plates were fin and tail free. I have no idea how some of you eat it that way! #yuck

I should not blog when I’m cranky and tired.

Here’s what happens when I do:

The MamaZone: Goosebumps Giveaway

Did you spot the problem? It’s a good thing I thought to go back and check it the next day! The lesson? Writing while tired and proofreading while even more tired will always have negative consequences.

Not all dads hold their sons hands.

I was in the store the other day, when I heard the cutest little voice say, “Dad, will you hold my hand?” “Aawww,” I thought, until I heard the deep voice respond, “No, that’s for your mom…” Then, I just had to whirl my cart around to that aisle for a closer listen.

The little boy had to be about five and he was absolutely adorable. Why in the world would his dad not want to hold that sweet, tiny hand?! Sure, it would be different if the boy was 14, but 5? Is this typical of dads?

I resisted the urge to get all up in his business, but it got me wondering whether I was missing something. Is my son-hand-holding-husband some kind of odd anomaly or was this non-hand-holder the impostor? I’m curious to know about your experiences on the subject. Was this dad normal in your world?

The MamaZone: Father and Son holding hands

And that’s all I’ve got. Be sure to check out this Monday’s Mom for some great t.i.d.b.i.t.s. Let’s chat in the comments or on Facebook and Twitter today. More soon.


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