Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Think fast

Kids are funny.

My youngest son suddenly has an aversion to any kind of meat that isn't breaded or in the shape of a dinosaur.   

You'd think after 3 kids I would know better, but the realities are every child comes with his or her own instruction manual. Unfortunately they are written in some ancient dead language and by now after three moves in five years I've lost the book anyway.

Last week we were visiting my mom in Delaware, who doesn't believe that chicken shouldn't be in the shape of anything, cooked real chicken breast in white wine, some onions, garlic and salt and pepper.  My son took one look at the pot took a sniff and said no. Well, it was more then just no, more like: "NOOoooooooo, I don't want that, I want to eat something else!!!" The other three miscreants run over to see what Ian was objecting too. My daughter, yum that smells good. Her brother responded with a tart then you eat it.

The older three kids sensed a disturbance in the Force and quickly exited the kitchen. Leaving me to come up with a plan. In my case I was inspired by Kung Fu Panda.

"But Ian, it's "Awesome Chicken" from Po."

His ears perked up that " Awesome chicken?"  

Yes, Abuela made "Awesome" chicken just for you and tastes AWESOME.

Oh well since it has a cool title like AWESOME chicken, then it has to be good.

Ian, " I love awesome chicken...  where's my shuttle."

Like I said kids are funny.


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