Jack's Idea of Dinner

I'm happy to be back in the saddle of blogging again. I can't exactly say that I have come out of writer's block unscathed, but at least I have some photos to share. I'm hoping that posting those photos will get the writing wheels of my mind rolling again.

Two nights before Thanksgiving, Rick was expected to come home late, which I used as an excuse to skip cooking dinner. The kids don't care how long I slave in the kitchen, so why bother?

Around 5:30pm, I asked Jack ( age 3 11/12), "What do you want for dinner?" He responded with, "Hmm, wet me see. I'w be wight back."

A moment later, I could hear some scrounging around in the refrigerator. I thought I better check on him, and this is what I found on the counter:
From left to right: a bowl of leftover mashed potatoes with 2 clementines, a bag of sliced bell peppers, bread, a lemon, an apple, feta cheese, shredded colby/monterrey jack cheese, and sour cream.

"J-Man, whatchya doin'?"

"I'm getting dinner weady."

"Well, that looks delicious, but I was thinking of grabbing some burgers."

"OKAY!" [insert scampering of three boys' feet to see who could get shoes on first]

"Don't worry, Jack. I'll just put this food back in the fridge by myself. No, really, I got it. No problem."

I feel certain that the energy I put forth on cleaning up that mess negated the burger, fries and cherry limeade I devoured that night. I also feel certain that Sonic meal had nothing to do with the 4 extra pounds on my scale this week.

Hope you're having a good week and remaining sane with the holiday rush. I hope to be back in another day or so.

1 comment:

common mom said...

I hear ya! I'm having a tough time mustering up the energy to cook at ALL! Too much else going on - and tonight is the last night of leftovers in the fridge . . . so I guess tomorrow is the day I have to suck it up and cook.

Can you send Jack over please?