I phoned it in on dinner tonight. An uninspired mash-up of hot dogs, mac and cheese, and steamed broccoli. It’s a meal that screams, “I’m too tired to give any thought into the nutritional value of food, but too broke to order pizza.” My kids immediately called me on my apathy, refusing to eat a bite. I explained to them that hot dogs and mac and cheese were in fact their favorite foods. That they’d asked for this very meal on a number of occasions, but they were too quick for my logic. My son had the best excuse: “Well, it’s Fall. And when it’s Fall, I change the food I eat. I don’t eat hot dogs in the Fall. Or mac and cheese. Just chocolate. And juice boxes.”
That’s a preschooler’s notion of “eating seasonal.”
And he says this while wearing his sister’s oversized pink sunglasses…and no pants…
How the hell do you respond to that?
I’m stunned, and frankly pleased with his creativity, so I just switch from beer to bourbon and decide to have a fire in the backyard fire pit. Fun fact: if you eat four marshmallows, you’ll ingest one gram of protein. So it’s not a total loss.
Just being a mom, (and a woman and having the uncontrollable urge to correct a man), thats cauliflower not broccoli. :0) LOL!
I rock? I assure you I do not LOL.
oh but wait, I do see a glimpse of broccoli on your daughters plate LOL!
Your kids might grow up to have funny-colored skin or hair that falls out but, DAMN, they’ll have fun! You are a most awesome Dad!
Ok. So somehow this blog came down from the sparkley wonderful and made me laugh so hard I think I peed a little. My husband thinks I’m crazy but I tell ya, you get what life is like when you spend so much time with your kids you catch yourself talking to adults like there small children. Thanks for bloging and reminding me there is a sane person under all that crazy! Years of being a stay-at-home-er, as wonderful as it can be, is trying and its good to have a sense of humor about it. Keep it up!