Sunday, September 27, 2009

dinner

since we didn't get home from church tonight until after 7:30 pm, and callie fell asleep in the car, and caleb was screaming his little head off because he SHOULD have been fed by his mother at 7 pm, i told the boys as we were pulling into the driveway to head upstairs, wash hands with soap & water, brush teeth and get jammies on. josiah said "but did we eat dinner mom?" that kid - he ALWAYS remembers meals~~~ i tried to tell him that we ate before we left for church at 4:30 pm - i gave them a big-ish snack. He didn't go for that. So i told them after they were all ready for bed they could come down and have some cereal. josiah said "MOM - that is not dinner. Dinner is chicken or noodles or something." Sigh. maybe i've set the standard too high! :) don't other people eat cereal for dinner sometimes???

5 comments:

Heather J said...

Love the new blog format - I read your posts in Google Reader so I don't see the formats anymore - but it is so cute (and sorry that maybe I didn't notice sooner?) At any rate, cereal is definitely in the dinner plans for us sometimes too - when life gets too busy or 'just happens'. Another one of ours is breakfast for dinner which is usually pancakes or something. Oh yeah, this reminds me that I ate a cupcake for dinner tonite. Ahhh life is sweet! Hugs!

the wiedmaiers said...

Not at our house either... for breakfast or dinner. They get too hungry too fast when they eat that only. Cereal is one of those things the children eat as a dessert. Sorry... I was NO help on this one! Isn't it GREAT that you have set high standards?

anthonyandbeth said...

so cute! Harrison keeps saying lately..because I've been having more snacky lunches for them...crackers/cheese/yogurts...when it comes to dinner he'll say "no, this is lunch." i'll say, no it's dinner and he'll insist, "no, it's lunch. we didn't have lunch, we only had a snack." i guess he doesn't want to miss lunch no matter what time of day it is! :)

The Stein Family said...

Glad it's not just my kids -- My neighbor feeds her kids cereal for dinner often while her husband is deployed. (Just one of the short cuts us military wives take while dad is away). I tried it once and was met by opposition from both kids - as if the world would come to an end if they had cereal for dinner!

Judy said...

We don't do cereal for dinner, but we have had the ocassional frozen waffle or pop tart. Awful isn't it? Oh well.