Thursday, December 11, 2008
A Little Light readin' at the Dinner Table
Carrie and I often seem to be looking for the bright spots when our days are hard. Today, while Carrie was gone teaching piano for a bit and I was trying to get dinner on the table...(yeah, I know. You don't believe I actually made dinner...)and trying to do so without burning down our not so rockin' redneck trailer trash abode up here at Utah State/Logan, UT (and yes, it really is a trailer if ya didn't know...)and to complete the tidal wave of a run-on sentence, I was engaged in doing so while Leah was outright refusing to eat pizza, of all things; one of her favorite meals. So yeah, while I was trying to keep the girls from killing each other and putting me over the edge as well, Leah decided to read one of her and Hannah's favorite books, Corduroy.
Well, Hannah who was eating dinner while Leah was reading, started to feel a little slighted when Leah brought the book to the office chair that rolls, (always a kid favorite) at the kitchen table. So there she was, reading, flaunting one of Hannah's favorite books in front of her at the dinner table while shunning dinner itself and doing her own thing. So this made Hannah go nuts, and they fought over the book.
Amazingly, Leah problem solved the situation and brought Hannah another extra copy of Corduroy to make peace. So there they were, both reading at the table, Hannah taking in her reading while takin' in her pizza while dipping it in ranch. I'm more proud of the reading habit rubbing off than the ranch dipping being passed down.