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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

It's what's for dinner ...


Okay. So some things just should not irritate me. But they do.

#1 has a habit of asking what's for dinner. This isn't necessarily the problem. It's when she asks, it's how often, and occasionally it's about the annoying Phineas and Ferb accent she uses. Sometimes I've been gone all day, I'm tired, and the second I walk through the door I hear, "What's for dinner?" Sometimes I've answered this question of hers several times and yet again I get asked, "What's for dinner?" Sometimes I can see that she's looking AT THE MENU posted on the fridge in our pantry as she's asking, "What's for dinner."

And it makes me want to scream.

#1 is not a creature of habit, per se ... she's a creature of expectations. She simply wants to know what is going to be happening in her life on any given day or in any given week. It's how she processes the world around her. The problem isn't really that she wants to know what dinner is, the problem is entirely my response. I really do want to have patience with her.

Yesterday, while shopping for a family "jobs" board, I was inspired with a solution to this problem of mine. I found a little red magnet board, the perfect size for hanging an index card with dinner printed on it. I came home, hung it, made a cute magnet, and posted our dinner for the night. #1 came home, and I showed her, and told her how she can always look on this board for the correct menu item. (I will occasionally switch around my weekly menu, so it's not always accurate.) #1 seemed very excited about this.

I congratulated myself.

Today #1 came home, went straight to the menu board, and asked, "What's for dinner tomorrow?"

7 fishy comments:

clan of the cave hair said...

lol, CLASSIC

Kristina P. said...

That is awesome. You mean, you don't have your dinners planned out and charted for two months? What kind of Mormon are you?!?!

2busy said...

I about spit my diet coke out of my mouth. That's hilarious. What's for dinner tomorrow...It was a great idea, btw.

julie moore said...

Well #1 will be a very prepared student, mother and career oriented. Seems she needs to know what is ahead. Hilarious post!

Jen said...

LOL! My grown son who's living with us is just like #1. Only, in this day and age with electronics, I'm being texted all the time: "what's for dinner", "when are we going to eat?", etc. I hear your pain. ;0)

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nikitaCalling said...

Hahaha! this one's really funny...and perhaps goes about in every other house! And yup...despite Mom making faces, we never stop asking "What's for dinner today?" haha...