Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Conversation Unraveling

I had him sit with me while we ate some lunch. Leftover sloppy joes and mac n cheese.

I saw it coming, though I wasn't sure of the reason.

His face got a little sad.

"I'm full of this macaroni now. I need some apple bread."

I encourage him to have a bite, he loves mac n cheese (it's even kraft, from a box, his favorite kind).

"No. I'm full of this macaroni!" Now he's near tears and running from the table.

I ask him come back to the table and sit with me. Buddy, it's your favorite lunch, just eat a few bites.

He yells from across the room, "BUT WHAT IS THAT GREEN STUFF??!?" 

Oh, damn my love of basil. I screwed up the macaroni by trying to add flavor!

Lesson learned. Once again.

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6 comments:

Nan | WrathOfMom said...

Green stuff! IT IS POISON. Or at least according to my kids.

Personally, I think basil in KD sounds kinda interesting.

Omaha Mama said...

Just the dried stuff...and not even that much. I really like basil!!

Mimi in the Midwest said...

I thought you were going to say he got sick.... can you tell the stomach flu is going around here? We have 6 out of 10 children sick yesterday. I've got my fingers crossed and I'm taking showers right after school to try to avoid the "crud". Glad is was just basil. M-m-m-m I love basil.

Mimi in the Midwest said...

I laughed and laughed at Catalog Living..... hahahahahahahaha!

Aliki2006 said...

Ack! Not the green!

Jen said...

We have that same problem here...I can't sneak any little spice in without someone at the table getting upset!