10.06.2009

Dinner at seven...

Dear mom and dad.....

I now completely understand why you sent me away to live with auntie linda when i was younger.....i realize it really wasn't because you thought it was in MY best interest....but the truth is...

it was in YOUR best interest.

I get it.

It occurred to me last night that it's going to be a tough road ahead....and here i was.... worried about lola...

but it's coming out that i have someone else i need to REALLY worry about.

His name is fin and he's 4.

Last night the kids were sitting around the dinner table eating of all things.....

no.....

not mac n cheese....

but a lovely lean cuisine.....and it had LOTS and LOTS of veggies.....

because i was thinking the other night that they don't get enough veggies...

so when i was perusing thru the frozen foods isle at the market.....i saw some

lovely frozen meals with LOTS of veggies.

anyhooooo.......

as soon as i nuked up some FABULOUS dinner......

with lots and lots of edamame and carrots...

i just knew that it was going to be a long night.....because normally it doesn't take

a full freakin hour to eat.......

then i noticed sweet boobs...

yes...i call my little fin....BOOBs sometimes...

there

i said it

little boobs...big boobs...whatever....

i suppose he might have a complex one day....

but...anyways....

fin had made a note and was handing it around the table...

and on the note....it said....

i pass.

Apparently......the children thought it would be fun to take turns eating

the veggies......

but whoever got the "i pass" card....

didn't have to eat theirs......

so....round and round went the card...

and no veggies were being eaten....





I then had to call Santa.....

because you realize that all good mothers have his number programed on their phone...

on my phone he is maked as a "favorite"....

but Santa was in the hot tub.....

apparently....

with one of the elves....

at least that is what mrs clause told me....

so then i had to explain the situation with her...

and she then in turn had to talk to fin and lola...

because at this point Mason is rolling his eyes....

which he got a time-out for......

duh......

of course Santa's real.....

i told him....if he doesn't want to believe....

then let's just see what he gets for christmas....

so then he was the first to eat his veggies....

but not lola and fin.....

they started wondering how the heck mrs clause knew

that they were eating nuked veggies....

and that lola just had her hair cut....

duh....

she knows as much as santa......

probably more than santa....

mrs. clause is the BOMB.







...then bryan came home.....

and when bryan comes home.....for some reason...

the kids....

they.eat.their.food.

I sat there for an hour and a half with cold...nuked....vegies...

and hottie husband walks in.....

and they gobble down their food......

saying...

hey dad...gosh...you look nice..

did you have a good day today....

blah....blah.....blah....

so...mom and dad...i completely understand now....

that if in fact the time arrives that i

can send fin to live with you.....

right???

by the way....is there a reason you have not been answering the phone when i call??

xo

{all photo's were taken on Fin's first date with his girlfriend.....

and yes....times have changed......they start dating at 4...}





54 comments:

Vana said...

LOL! little Fin is growing up:)

Lainey-Paney said...

lol too.

you don't know me. but...if you see that someone in TX spends forever on your blog every now & again..it's me. I {heart} your music playlist! ...you know...in addition to reading your blog!

Pretty Little World said...

This is totally adorable! I love that they weren't just refusing to eat their veggies, but they actually had this "logical" scheme concocted to excuse them from eating the veggies!!

Elle said...

Clever little plan to not eat those veggies!

Simone said...

You are the funniest girl I have ever met. Officially.

:)

Brenna LaPray said...

So cute! If your parents don't take Fin....we will! Mrs. Clause must be a very SMART woman to know what Lola's hair looks like and what they were eating for dinner. Don't ya think??

Angie said...

To funny!!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

I'm still cracking up about the "I pass" card. I wonder why I didn't think of something like that when I was a kid. It sure makes sense.

;-)

Kaydence Mesy said...

That was amazing. Every mom should have Santa on speed dial. I'm pretty sure Fin has surpassed me in the dating world...

The Little Red Shop said...

My mom just told me yesterday, that on a recent trip to the grocery store...she met a very dignified looking couple...with and entire cart full of Lean Cuisine.

: )

Julie M.

ps I would have tucked some of my veggies into that note...before passing it along to my brothers. I would have used any method...to get them off of my plate.

PS~Erin said...

Great to read this just now... My kids were animals this morning. I emailed my hubby and said that I might be drinking by noon today. They got better (one is down for a nap and the other is on the computer). I haven't popped the cork... yet.

Simply Me Art said...

Well I've been threatening Miss Teen Mouth herself for the last few years that she is off to live with my sister the "task master!" It used to scare her, now she just looks at me an laughs. When the Boys come to the door, I invite them in, that seems to do the trick with her. You wait until your 3 are a few years older, the doorbell won't stop ringing nor the phone. If they have 1/3 of the personality of their mom, You and your Hot Hubby better get a shot gun to keep at the front door. That little Fin is a cute as his sister. So glad Im not the only mom making nuked veggies.Whewwww.. jamie

Tracey said...

Precious pics! My 4-yo son has taken to telling us he's allergic when he doesn't want to eat something.. lol

Lou Cinda said...

Soooooo funny! Love it!

Lou Cinda

Katy said...

Darling story! I like that the kids are eating fast food when you speak of the veggies, awesome times!!
We're having some frozen Digorno pizzas for dinner tonight.....just keeping it real her at the baker household. I just don't have the energy to have a real throwdown of a meal, I did that last night...so, it's breaktime for this little chef.
Well, off to clean more closets out..........my tile guy is coming tomorrow, I'm so happy that I might knock him down as he enters the door.

DREW'S MOM said...

wow... you're brave for actually putting veggies in front of them..Lol. Sounds like a great night... thank god for the hottie husband

Leah C said...

Ohmigosh...this has to be one of your funniest & cutest posts yet! Love it:)

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Take those uneaten veggies and make your door a wreath woman! Then you wont feel bad if they go to waste...ha!

The Flying Bee said...

Me calling Mrs. Clause stopped working a long time ago...how are kids so smart these days??? We even tried calling Mr. Green Bean and that only worked the first couple of times....until my boys heard Mr. Green Bean on his cell phone in the other room. We even tried making them at least put the veggies up to their lips...I got tired of cleaning the voimit.

xo,
Adrienne

a little bit vintage said...

LOL! You are too funny! Thanks for making me smile!

Rachel

Ali said...

Great pictures! The little stinkers! At least they did eventually eat their veggies! Cute story, and I fully expect to use the Santa Clause threat on my Amelia one day!

Nora said...

I love reading your posts...they always put a smile on my face. I don't have kids yet but might try the santa thing when I do. Do you think it would work on my husband? :)

Morning T said...

Hysterical Casey and thanks for the OK to pull the Santa card now. I guess if the stores can start putting out Christmas before Halloween then we can start calling Santa now too! I'm so glad that I'm not the only wine drinking frozen dinner serving mom in the world, thank you for that. :-)

Your kids are precious by the way.

Jerri said...

That Fin is just too darn cute, even if he is ornery...you can send him here to to Ash, she said she wanted him. :)
Oh and when she was little, after I had taken care of her all day, her "daddy" would come in and she would get all googley eyed and nothing or noone else even mattered!

AshleyR said...

You are too funny!!
I thought Fin was waiting for me... :( I guess I should proceed with wedding plans.

Kristin said...

What is up with the magic of the hubs? My little dude can be throwing an absolute fit, then Daddy walks in the door and all of a sudden he's an angel. Geesh.

Rue said...

I love it when you ramble... you do it better than anyone and I missed it :)

xoxo,
rue

PS Four years old and dating?? Are you kidding me???? Rich is having fits that I told Annie she had to be 16 LOL

...love Maegan said...

omg cuuuuuuuuute.


Your photos are GREAT. I love the washed out light.

Shannon said...

Ok, so this is one of the funniest things I have read in a while. I have santas number programed too, and I always felt so guilty when I had to call him!

Farmgirl Paints said...

That first photo is just the cutest ever. I agree, with another commentor...rambling suits you:)

Preppy Mama said...

Precious! Love the nickname too! Thanks for a chuckle and a smile today!!

littlebyrd said...

hahaha! I love that nickname!! Oliver kicked my in the shins yesterday, right on the street corner in downtown for the world to see - can he also go live with your parents? :)

Janice said...

Loved it made me smile

foggogs said...

I have the opposite problem. My little one eats all the fruits and vegis you put in front of him, but if meat shows up on his plate forget it! My oldest who is 10 now eats just about anything after many years of refusing. There is hope!

Reese & Marie said...

Hysterical! I love how a leads to b and b leads to c and somehow we almost get to z in every post! You are so funny. I love that you fed your kids lean cuisine. that is perfect. hey, was I right about the wine? i am so curious...

Lissa said...

I'm hearing about these nuked frozen veggies but all I see on the table are happy meal wrappers. Fin is VERY cute! and I love his taken shirt! Especially that he wore it on his first date!

Ann said...

You are too funny!!!

Julie Harward said...

You have such a way with words! That was so cute..wish I could do that! Fin is so blasted cute! I love his shirt. I should buy one of those for each of my grands. Well, whatever it takes to get those veggies down right?! Thanks for the entertainment..Come say hi :D

paige said...

surely you didn't serve hottie hubby cold nuked veggies?
i had him pegged as a meat & potato kinda guy....poor boy.

that fin
eat him up i tell ya
eat him up!

ps
this is funny
my word verification is noubs
sounds like boobs....
oops
hope i don't offend any of the plethora of followers you've acquired...wink

Rachel said...

You crack me up...thanks for the laugh!!!

Blondie's Journal said...

This was very funny, Kasey, and yes, my husband is King. When he comes home, I am invisable. I really am. The invisable mom!!

Have you ever tried steaming veggies for them to dip in ranch dressing?? Even a bit of melted fake butter...Worked for me.

xoxo
Jane

LuLu said...

thanks for the great laugh, and that I'm not alone when my kiddos don't eat until their dad walk in the door!
xo,
LuLu

A.Love said...

I call Ash boobies! lol. I change it when I'm around other people to Booty but for some reason, he's Boobies to me :) hahaha

Kristeena Crabb said...

Cute kids and obviously very smart. It's just beginning for you. And both my boys fell in love for the first time at the age of 4. You have lots of fun times to look forward to!

Martha said...

Completely relate to kids eating and such when Daddy arrives home...my thoughts exactly it shouldn't take an hour you know...now my first thought after that was...their clever "pass" card...I wonder where that "cleverness" comes from...don't you wonder??...I was thinking "call your house kind of thing and act like you are really home just answering late calls from friends"...:) HA! What a clever bunch...and the pictures of Fin...and his date...so stinkin' cute...your pictures are always wonderful!

{ L } said...

This is TOO CUTE!! What a smart little man you have.

Transparent Mama said...

They are so funny. Have their mama's wit.

Cathi said...

What a funny story...thanks for the smile! :)

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Wow, Finn's girlfriend is really cute!

Tracey said...

Ha! Oh that Fin is going to break sooooo many hearts over the years! Cute pics!!

:) T

paula said...

Kasey you sure can get me to laugh in the morning.

Ashley said...

That was tooo funny !! I loved the story thanks for making me lol !

Holly said...

You are hilarious and adorable!! Thanks for the laughs!!

Tara said...

Cute photos of Fin and his girl!!