Then she came over to me and whispered that she didn't think her dad was going to turn into Santa Claus. I agreed with her. Turns out she really only wanted to meet a reindeer and maybe go for a ride in the sleigh.
Tonight I brought home Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies for my kids. These were one of the treats my grandmother had at her house each time we visited. I grew up thinking they were the best and blame them for my love of soft cookies.
Here's how my eldest reacted to this wonderful treat:
"Oh my God, I remember those from when I was a baby. They taste like rotten bugs."
Incidently she used the same description for the pulled pork I made for dinner. (Here's the recipe I use on FoodNetwork just substitute a crock pot.)
This is evidently her new, current best insult.
So, after she calmed down, we discussed WHY she got rotten bugs for breakfast.
Me: You said all the food I made yesterday tasted like rotten bugs. So today I gave you rotten bugs.
EG: Fine. Next time I'll say it tastes like donuts.
Yeah, she's quick like that. My future as a parent is going to be interesting.
We've also got some sweet peppers (orange, I think), tomatoes, sunflowers, peas, basil, and watermelon growing in the garden. Actually, I can't provide a lot of details. We started the plants in little unmarked Dixie cups. I don't really know what's growing where or if something I think is a vegetable is in reality a weed. And carrots--though I've yet to see any leaves.
Despite this large amount of uncertainty, both girls are in love with watering the garden. My oldest goes out and talks to all of the plants due to a Little Bear episode she saw. She is most impressed with the height of the sunflowers.
Yes, as you can tell from the picture, it is a total work in progress in our new raised planter bed. Please don't ask about that detail. It's a sore spot.
Sore as in I'd love a huge garden but hubby wants grass. Grass! Which he complains all summer long about having to mow. Grrr! I'll keep working on him.
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