Dylan Dreyer Taking 3 Kids to Lunch Solo Is an Act of Bravery We Salute

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Moms everywhere can relate to the small yet important victory that former TODAY meteorologist Dylan Dreyer claimed this week. In a post on her Instagram, Dreyer shared a picture of herself with all three boys (aged 5 and under) at a restaurant. Not only did she flex her mom skills by managing to get them all out the door, dressed, happy and fed, but she even managed to score a well-deserved margarita for herself in the process.

“Ambitious? Yes,” she wrote. “Worth it? Yes!!” Moms and dads everywhere know the feeling of total accomplishment Dreyer must have felt when she got everyone to the table, because it’s not just as simple as popping some kids into the car and cruising on over to your favorite child-friendly restaurant. Not. simple. at. all.

First, there was the coordination of baby feedings, because her littlest guy is certainly not going to be noshing on any queso. Once she planned for the feeding, there was the very likely inevitable blow-out she had to deal with, followed by a clothing change, diaper bag packing, re-directing of her two other young sons, shoe-finding, door-locking, and seatbelt-buckling mayhem of doing anything outside the living room when your kids are that small. So yes. Getting them all to a restaurant for a meal? She’d better chronicle that.

After Dreyer returned to TODAY from maternity leave in January, she put her head on the desk and joked, “I just want quiet,” as Al Roker, Sheinelle Jones and Craig Melvin laughed. Dylan later signed off from Weekend TODAY, saying “These boys are my whole life and (husband) Brian and I, we love being a team on weekends and spending as much time as we can with them and having as much fun as we can. That’s really all I’m going to be doing, just sitting at home and just loving up on those three.”

Since then, she’s not been doing much sitting. Judging from her Instagram feed, her three boys have kept her on her toes. She posted an image from President’s Day where she was covered in kids and captioned it “How’s your day off going???”—proving that no parent ever gets a full day off. She also posts videos of her making cookies with her children, the (oh-so-rare) date night and lots and lots of pajama-clad kiddos. “It’s all about family time,” Dylan shared on one of her posts, and we couldn’t agree more.

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