Menu: chicken and rice
In case you pictured some kind of glorious, slow cooked goodness, let me clear that up.
By chicken and rice, I mean chicken + a can of cream of chicken soup + boil-in-the-bag rice = chicken and rice.
Throw in a can of green beans and wallah! Dinner.
Grace: God is good. God is great….as my 40 year old husband completes his signature toddler blessing, I wonder if we should step it up a bit?
My oldest: What does rice taste like?
Honey, it tastes like rice. Just try some.
My oldest: Do you think I’ll like it?
I don’t know, but you should try it. You should try anything at least once. Except drugs!
Did I just say that?
My oldest: Nice, mom. I’m putting that in my book of “mom quotes”.
You have a book of mom quotes?
My oldest: No, but I should.
Well, good. Hopefully you’ll remember the things I say.
My youngest: Well, you shouldn’t try drugs unless your 21. (Insert assertive finger point and confident tone.)
Hubs laughs so hard, he almost has chicken and rice fly out of his nose.
No, honey. You should never try drugs no matter how old you are.
My youngest: Oh. Well, then what’s the thing you do whenyou’re 21?
Geesh. I’m really glad we’re having this conversation.
21 is the legal age you are allowed to have alcoholic beverages. Like beer or wine. Drugs are never legal and they can kill you.
Hubs: Nice babe. This dinner conversation is questionable.
So was your blessing.
My youngest: Oh, OK.
So glad we cleared that up.
Nothing beats a nice family dinner. Ya know, experts say that children that eat a sit-down dinner with their family at least three times a week are less likely to drink alcohol and do drugs. Now, I see why.