Dinner talk

31 Jul

We were sitting on the couch watching “Charlotte’s Web”.  Between the blistering heat outside and a fall resulting in a bloodied elbow, the afternoon had disintegrated into histrionics and TV was the only solution.  All was calm by the light of the flickering boob tube, but I knew it couldn’t last.

“Jade, I’m going upstairs to get Halia’s supper.  I will feed her, and then I will bring you your supper.”

Immediate crumpling of face and wailing.

“But Jade, it’s not your supper time yet.  I’ll just feed Halia quickly and then it will be your turn to have supper.”

Jade started shaking her head vigorously.  “Want to die!” she wailed.  (If I may translate, in Jade’s world, saying, “want to” while shaking one’s head means “don’t want to”.)

I contained my laughter at hearing this direct quote from the movie as I assured her that she was not going to die.

Suffice to say,  as she continued to watch “Charlotte’s Web” while I fed her supper, I did not explain just where exactly ham comes from.

5 Responses to “Dinner talk”

  1. Captain Momma July 31, 2009 at 10:01 pm #

    So funny, that’s movie of choice at our house right now too!

    Glad you had a great time in Germany and made it back safe and sound.

    How is it going without dairy and eggs in her diet?


    • fawnahareo July 31, 2009 at 10:41 pm #

      We have about 15 recipes that are working quite well and Jade seems to be enjoying it all, except for sometimes spitting out the vegan margarine. (Did you know that regular margarine contains whey, and thus dairy? *sigh*) As soon as the dietitian gets the eggless mayonnaise in the ketocalculator, my recipe count should go up significantly. Thanks for asking!

  2. Cathy August 1, 2009 at 6:20 am #

    So fun that you follow Marie’s blog. She is such a sweetheart! I love her makeandtakes blog too! Although I’m not naturally a crafty person, it’s fun to read and I love seeing her be so successful with something she loves so much.

    Hope all is well. I’ll catch up on your blog this week!


  3. Tammy August 1, 2009 at 8:39 am #

    The TV has been on more this week in our house, too. It’s too hot for my pale children! I’m not complaining, mind you! I love the heat. I just don’t love the sunstroke my family seems susceptable to.

  4. Andrea August 3, 2009 at 3:17 pm #

    I can’t decide what’s funnier: Your three and a half year old wailing that she doesn’t want to die or wailing that she does.

    Sometimes when babies cry I feel like saying, “You think YOU’VE got problems? Just wait…”

    Blistering heat in the Yukon? I keep forgetting that it’s not ice, wind and snow 12 months of the year.

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