25 February 2010

What's For Dinner?

This question usually comes up when I am in the middle of something or when I have totally forgotten to take something out of the freezer for dinner. So the conversation goes something like this:
Me: "Food"
Kids: "What kind of food?"
Me: "Edible food?"
Kids: "What kind of edible food?"
Me: "Tasty edible food?"
Kids: "Ok......what KIND of tasty edible food?"
Sense a trend here? I'm either struggling to finish something up or struggling to think of what is in the pantry that I can throw together. In either case I feel like I'm gasping for air.

When the kids were younger I could talk them into forgetting what they asked in the first place. Now I'M the one left wondering what the question was.

To cheer myself up about this matter, I have started asking myself what each of my offspring would serve me if they lived on their own and I came to thier house for dinner? At the moment I would opt for Erin because I'm pretty sure she would be serving hot dogs....
QOTD: "Ask a child what they want for dinner only if they are buying." Fran Lebowitz (1958-)

8 Intelligent Comments:

farmwifetwo said...

You forgot another line...

"What kind of food"

"meat and potatoes"

"what kind of meat and potatoes"

Which is about when I tell him that his nintendo will be put away for a week if he doesn't leave me alone to make his supper.

Roses said...

Try answering the question with this

"I dunno. What did you make?"

meleah rebeccah said...

And Hot Dogs are a GREAT dinner!

leeann said...

Now I want chili dogs for dinner. Oooh, or corndogs. Dang it, decisions decisions.

Skunkfeathers said...

"Food"
"What kind of food?"
"The kind I cook"
"What kind of food do you cook?"
"The kind you eat"
"What kind do I eat?"
"Whatever I cook...shoo".

Of course, this conversation would never take place in my kitchen because (a) I don't have kids, and my pet rock knows better (b) I burn water and cause mental breakdowns of smoke detectors (c) my kitchen looks like a warzone BEFORE I start and (d) my place is an EPA SuperFund site.

So:

My pet rock: "What's for dinner?"
Me: "For me, delivery Chinese; for you, mineral water".
My pet rock: "Where are you going to get mineral water?"
Me *dumps glass of water on Seymour*...
My pet rock: *spluttering*
Me: "There's the water...you're the mineral.."

My pet rock doesn't like me much some days...

Just Laura said...

Glad to share lemonade you again. I am so in the mood for a big, icy glass of lemonade and chili-cheese dogs.

Lemon Stand said...

Farmwifetwo - What "kind" of meat and potatoes? I'd have to tell my kids... "Mystery Meat" and let them stew over that for a while.

Roses - Absolutely!

Meleah - I like mine with lots of onions, ketchup, mustard AND relish thank you very much!

Leeann - Although Chili dogs comes in a close second.

Skunkfeathers - too funny! And I so get the smoke detector thing. I have 5 daughters who needed to learn how to cook for themselves!

Laura - always glad for your company.

My-Chelly said...

That sounds a lot like the conversations we have in the house around a meal time. Along with "what are you fixing me?" They hate it when I ask this question. But amazingly, they leave me alone for a while.