Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I'm turning into my granny

'Dinner's ready!' I called up to Younger Son.

He came down into the kitchen and looked at his plate, piled high with Welsh lamb chops, broccoli, carrots and peas. He didn't say anything.

We took our plates into the dining-room and sat at the table. At last he could hold it back no longer. 'This is the most boring dinner I have ever seen.'
'It's healthy.'
'It's boring.'
'We're supposed to be on a diet; it's good for you.'
'Look at it! It's boring!'

And then I said it: 'Think of the starving children in Africa!'

He looked at me and shook his head sadly.
I said, 'Um, I've left you some chocolate cake ...'


Leslie: said...

Well, I absolutely LOVE lamb and all those vegies, so I'll take his place anytime! Of course, I am being pretty spoiled here right now with my live-in "cook" now! We bought 4 racks of lamb last week when they were on for "buy one get one free" and we've put them in the freezer for some special days.

Annie Forrester Barker said...

He said that about lamb--and fresh Welsh lamb as well. Maybe he should move to the states and live with my Moromon in-laws who think that only rare beef is real food. Then he will know what boring food is--let's not forget the fresh veggies.
Adopt me Liz,

Eunoia said...

Been living in 'Hotel Mum' too long, spoiled brat!

Let him prepare all meals for a month or so, then he'll get 'boring'!

of Lower Gluttony ;-)

Damon Lord said...

Best response to "think of the starving in Africa" which I ever heard was:

"I'll just get a jiffy-bag and mail the food to Saint Bob Geldof. He can pass it on."

To be honest, I wouldn't mind a plate of what you described!!!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Sometimes it's sooooo hard to please our children, isn't it? You can smile when he has kids. ;-)

Liz said...

Enjoy being looked after, leslie. You deserve it.

You're welcome any time, annie!

he ate it all though, stu. And, to be fair, he is usually complimentary!

Any time you're in this area, Damon, give me a shout!

Oh, I will, EG!

nick said...

Where exactly do kids pick up the idea that healthy food is boring? From all those ads for junk food presumably. They should all be banned.

Liz said...

He appreciates healthy food, niick. i think it just looked boring as there was no sauce or gravy or anything.

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