Turn Around and Swim

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What’s for Dinner?

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I hear it often! What’s for dinner? Then immediately following dinner as I am still cleaning up the dishes…”Can we have a snack?” Good grief! Sometimes I get to the point that my most dreaded time of the day is dinnertime.  It is just boring.  I like variety and with three little mouths to feed who would settle for pasta and salad almost everyday –  well it can get boring. Recently prior to dinnertime, while I was getting more water, extra napkins, another fork, again more water and tripping over trains, planes and automobiles, my middle child asked…”What’s for dinner?” (Uhh!!!)

As I stood there staring at these three little men, with napkins and water and forks and ketchup (why do I have ketchup) I replied, “Chicken, rice and edamame!”  And viola, complete silence.  Okay, I was waiting for the “Awe” or “I want pasta!” instead I got the “Yes!”  So, my oldest child was on board and my youngest will do anything my oldest does so another thumbs up for chicken, rice and edamame.

But those beaming blue eyes from my middle child and the eyelashes batting with nostrils flaring I knew it was only a matter of time that he dispute the menu.  Instead, he said, “Fine! But next time can we have chicken, rice and “edadaddy” because we ALWAAAAYYYS have edamame!”

This by far was no boring dinnertime!  I was rolling…and then they were rolling and then the chicken, rice and edamame was rolling.  It was fun and edible and that’s all that counts!  By the way, anyone know where I can score some “edadaddy”?

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Author: Turn Around and Swim Life | Lessons| Laughter | Love

Here are my little musings about life, lessons, laughter and love and how to face adversity in the most light-hearted and sometimes humorous ways possible. When life hands you lemons...do you make lemonade or throw them at people? It is not what is happening but how you respond to it that makes ALL the difference! You can't get anywhere doing the back float, you have to "turn around and swim!" So dive in and come from a swim! Feel free to come up for air and comment here and there! Oh and while you are here floating around, feel free to join the swim team! Hope you can keep up and if not, just "follow".

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