Experts say that families that eat dinner together are happier and healthier. We try to eat together every night, with the exception of Trace who has class 4 nights a week. And with the exception of last week, we're usually pretty healthy. The happy part, we're usually that too, until last night.
Last night started off as a typical dinner. We were having baked potatoes for dinner along with a loaf of homemade bread (I am a June Cleaver wanna be.) The babies were eating, the kids weren't bickering amongst themselves, it was pretty quiet and enjoyable. That's because they were plotting.
I asked Julia if she had any homework. She gave me a look of utter exasperation and exclaimed "Mom, I told you 3 times already I don't have any homework tonight!"
"Sorry," I apologized. "I guess I didn't hear you."
"You don't hear us all the time." Ross interrupted.
"Mom, if you are on the computer and or watching a TV show, you don't hear us."
"What are you talking about?"
"He's right Mom." Julia agreed. "You do do that."
"I have no idea what you're talking about." I said with a look of righteous indignation.
They both started laughing. Jenna and Ryan joined in but didn't know why. Emma continued to stuff broccoli into her mouth. Some people want a Dinner and a Show but Emma only wants the dinner, unless Yo Gabba Gabba is involved.
"Mom, here's you on the computer." Julia then got a glazed look on her face, mouth hanging open. "And then I say 'Mom?' Nothing. 'Mom? MOM!' and you say 'huh?' and I say "Mom, I've called your name 3 times. And you say 'I didn't hear you.'"
"Well, maybe I do that..."
"Yes, you do." Ross interjected. "And sometimes when we get your attention you'll say 'Just a second.' and we wait and then you say 'just another minute.' and we're waiting five minutes."
"Well, I suppose I might..."
"You do do that!"
And of course, they thought this intervention was so hilarious. But I'm a good sport, so I was laughing too.
"The next thing you'll start talking about is my supposed snoring." I said.
"Mom, you really do snore, really loud." Jenna said, looking at me in all seriousness.
Somehow I missed the Let's Bully Mom at Dinner Memo. I guess they passed it around while I was busy ignoring them all.
6 days ago