Linking up with my favorite Friday people today at Five Minute Friday. The theme?
Setting: the dinner table. AKA the military zone.
Blonde – AKA I Think He Eats Air
Red – AKA He Changes His Mind About Things. A Lot.
Momsie – AKA General Momsie
Momsie sets down a cheesy chicken burrito in front of both boys.
And… the first shot was fired.
Blonde: It’s too cheesy.
Me: You don’t like cheese?
Blonde: I do like cheese. But not when it’s gooey.
Me: It’s melted. It’s gooey. You devour pizza so very often, and it has gooey written all over it.
Blonde: I don’t like gooey when it’s mixed with chicken.
Me: So, it’s the chicken. The chicken is the culprit.
Red: I like chicken! But this chicken is too soft.
Me: IT’S SHREDDED CHICKEN. THE CHICKEN HAD NO CHOICE IN THE MATTER.
Red: Can’t I just eat blueberries and six pickles for dinner?
Me: Red, you ate THIS EXACT meal two days ago and you loved it. And yes, readers I am now admitting that I feed them on repeat. They LOVED it two days ago. I was hoping for a return to greatness. And also, the husband has been out of town for a week on a business trip and it’s been pretty basic around here. I did, however, make home made ranch dressing for them to dip their teensy tiny carrots into, so I am winning in some way here, right? Right?
Blonde: Our mother feels guilt about a lot of things. Her ranch dressing is a way to absolve that guilt.
Blonde: So, can I just eat tortilla chips? There’s corn in there. Healthy.
Red: This chicken and cheesy stuff is too creamy. I don’t like creamy.
Me: I don’t know who you are anymore.
As God is my witness, someday I will make a meal that they both like at the same time.
I provide for my children. Every day, I make horrible, awful, creamy cheesy things. It’s what I do.
It’s what we do.