Monday, January 4, 2010

Let's hope she doesn't fall for an Italian

And not because I have anything against Italians.

It's just that every time I fix pasta for dinner Jillian will walk in the kitchen and the conversation goes something like this.

J- "What are we having for dinner?"

Me - "Pasta"

J- "I don't like that."

Me - "I don't care."

J - Now whining "But Mooooooooom!"

Me - "I fix one dinner for everyone. You know that. You either eat it or you can go hungry. We've gone through this before. It's your choice."

Seriously.

Ever. single. time. I exaggerate not.

Then as we sit down to eat it's a struggle to get her to eat it at all. She usually fills up mostly on garlic toast and once she gets eating it she will usually finish off the small portion that I give her.

But seriously. If she falls for an Italian or someone who loves Italian food? She is in serious, serious trouble.

And so is he.

16 comments:

The Boob Nazi said...

yuuuuum now I want pasta.

Emmy said...

It is my favorite thing to spend time making dinner only to have one or both kids come, I don't like this, I don't want this. Makes me really want to cook.

Christa said...

I had a night just like this with my 8 year old. Except it wasn't over pasta. It was Sloppy Joe's. There was a lot of weeping and wailing going on at my house.

Kristina P. said...

If you want to kick her out, I'll live with you!

Amander said...

Mmm. Pasta. And garlic toast. And sloppy joes.

Jillybean said...

I have one child that feels that way about tacos and enchiladas. He says stuff like "I knew it, you don't love me!" then glares at me across the table all through dinner.
I'm hoping that when he goes on his mission he will get called to Mexico.

Bonnie the Boss said...

Or what if she gets sent there on a mission! I get tired of the whining too!

ramsam said...

We had spaghetti last night, too, and one son ate only garlic bread.
Sheesh!
I used to just be happy when we had a hot meal cooked, because it did not happen every night!

springrose said...

I keep threatening to cook meals like I had growing up. But I can't stomache the thought! We thought meatloaf was hamburger, katchup, and saltines. Yuck! Oh and white rice cooked and then put butter and salt and pepper on top, ugh, no taste! Of course if I did cook like this they would probably like it!!!

Barbaloot said...

Is it even possible to not like pasta?

Mary said...

We always had the rule that if you didn't like what was being made, you had the alternate choice of making yourself a PB&J sandwich...I was just too lazy to make the sandwich ;o)

Sarah said...

My kids won't eat potatoes, I hope they don't fall in love with anyone Irish!

That Girl said...

This completely fills me with GIGGLES.

M-Cat said...

Oh the dinner battles.
I suppose that is why my kids learned to fend for themselves at an early age.

Fiauna said...

It happens. My husband fell for me. No, I'm not Italian. I just love pasta. And hubby HATES it. Too bad for him.

muggins mahooney said...

Sorry, I've got to side with Jilli on this one. I hated spaghetti as a kid. It still isn't my favorite thing in the world, but I find it bit more palatable if I make it with angel hair pasta or....ramen noodles as the pasta! Also mixing in a jar of alfredo into the sauce makes it go down with smile.