I got up early this morning. Don’t give me too much credit. I couldn’t sleep so I decided to make the most of it. I got my chef on and made a fancy breakfast. And by fancy I mean warm. Cheese omelets, fresh fruit cup and bacon were on the menu. One by one they came downstairs and devoured their plate of morning goodness. It was a proud moment for me. There is something very satisfying when your kids eat a good breakfast. I sat in my chair and enjoyed my coffee and listened to their morning chatter.
Molly: ” Oh yeah baby! Its Friday! Woo hoo! Thanks for breakfast mom. This looks great!”
Me: “You’re very welcome!”
Flynn: “Yeah. Thanks mom. I love bacon. Can I get more?”
Me: “You’re welcome. Sure. Eat until you are full.”
Teagan: “I’m full.”
Me: “Girlfriend, you only ate half of your omelet.”
Teagan: “I know but I’m full.”
Me: “OK. Clear your plate.”
She brings her plate to the sink. Flynn is helping himself to another piece of bacon and Molly is still eating her breakfast.
Flynn: “What’s for dinner?”
Molly: “Oh! Can we make homemade pizza?”
Flynn: “No way. I want mashed potatoes and gravy”
Teagan: “Pizza! Pizza! Pizza”
Maggie: “Pizza! Pizza!Pizza!”
Flynn: (trying to change Maggie’s mind) “No Maggie. Say Mashed Po Tay Toes, Mashed Po Tay Toes”
Molly: (All smiles and standing on her chair) “Yes. That’s right. Everybody sing my awesome idea. Pizza! Pizza! Pizza!”
Me: (trying to regain control) “Hello? You (I point to Molly) Sit down! (She sits) Children! It’s 7:45 am. Why are we discussing dinner?”
Molly: “So you know what to buy while we are at school.”
Flynn: “Yeah. You always ask us for dinner ideas.”
Me: “Oh. Sure. I’m your personal chef.”
Molly: (a true confession) “Mom! Sorry but we LOVE food!”
Teagan:(circles back to the chant) “Pizza! Pizza! Pizza!
Maggie: (joining in on the fun) “Pizza! Pizza! Pizza!
Me: ‘What happened to my nice breakfast?”
“What’s for dinner?” at breakfast will make any sane woman insane.
Someone save me!