Dinner at my house

Dinner is a favorite time at our house. We have a wipe board in the kitchen and every week we post that week’s dinner menu. My husband is a phenomenal cook which gives everyone more incentive to look forward to it. Unfortunately, since the children outnumber the adults our dinner conversation revolves more around pop culture or kid gossip and less politics or current events.

Here are some of the funnier comments overheard at my dinner table.

Regarding Justin’s 5 million plus Twitter followers. “I think Justin Bieber could beat Obama if he ran for President.”

“I don’t care if you can’t help it, if you fart at this table one more time I’m going to kick your *ss!”

After my brother shared his Kahlua ice cream. “Mommy, am I drunk? Is this drunk? Oh no, I think I might be drunk.”

“Daddy, the dogs keep trying to hump eachother under the table.”

Our meatitarian to the vegetarian. “When Daddy’s not looking give me all your meat and you can have my vegetables.”

The week I tried to make only healthy dinners, this is the night I served only salad. “Mom, are we broke this week? Oh..OK..then where’s our real dinner?”

Same week. I tried to feed my Asian husband brown rice. “What the hell is this?”

“Aw crap, one of the dogs is peeing on my feet.”

This wasn’t even my kid. He was a friend of my son’s and apparently never ate canned meat before. “Wow, this is good. What’s this called again? Corned beef? And they sell it at HEB? Is this Filipino food?” No kid, this is actually family on a budget food.

When I asked why one of the kids didn’t come down for dinner. “We tied her up. She’s still trying to get out.”

Now I realize my family leans a bit towards off-color humor, maybe too much for your taste, but silly as it may sound for an educated adult to say, still, I’ll take that potty humor any day over the grown up stuff. I spend all day, and several hours in the evenings in class, talking about reports, deadlines, equations, and logistics. There’s a time and place for everything and if my kids prefer to laugh at dinner, then I’ll take that. Every chance I get I’ll choose the sounds of their laughter to wrap up my day.

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  1. Janet Harris
    October 19, 2010 at 9:18 AM

    oh, my gosh!!! you must be tape recording dinner time at my house!!

    • October 19, 2010 at 9:36 AM

      Yes, my friend, we must start our own club..The Potty Mouth Dinner Club for Moms. 🙂

  2. Kelleen Adams
    October 19, 2010 at 7:19 PM

    I loved that…it was probably my son that questioned the canned meat dinner. He loved it!!! Not to say it is a bad thing…I have just never tried it!

  3. December 22, 2010 at 10:58 AM

    It’s great to have a lively dinner table. I grew up with silent dinners. So, I’m looking forward to the conversations my daughter will bring to the table as see gets older. Great post and keep on enjoying the laughs.

  4. January 19, 2011 at 2:05 PM

    Dinner table talk is getting funnier and funnier as the boys get older. I love this post and it’s these ones you will want to look back on when they are no longer at the table and off on their own.

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