Thursday, March 18, 2010

Where to eat lunch...

Earlier this week I was having one of those days when I just wanted to drive around in my van, and I didn't feel like making lunch for the kids. I know, sounds bad. In those moments I usually just encourage the kids to head out to the van, strap in, find the drive-thru of my choice, and then let them eat in the vehicle because then I also have nothing to clean up in the house.

It's ok. You can think less of me. I don't mind.

[Insert wink from me...because I know some of you understand, and those who don't, I still love you.]

So I asked Caleb, "Hey, mommy is going to treat you all to a lunch away from home, so where would you like to go? Your options are McDonalds...Sonic...or Burger King." Those are the only three drive-thru restaurants in our small town.

He thought for a second and said, "What about daddy's work? Can we go there?"

Confused I said, "Well, daddy is probably busy with his work. But why would you want to go there for lunch?"

He explained, "Oh, you know. We could go to the bacteria."

You know those moments when I am capable of holding back laughter? This was not one of those moments.

When I finally composed myself, I just gave Caleb a hug because I so badly needed a laugh that day. And there are many days when he will say something (or Sarah will say something) that brings joy to my day when my thoughts are going a million different directions and I just need to stop and laugh.

I continued the conversation, "So you want to go to the bacteria?" He nodded. "I think it's called the cafeteria, hun." He smiled at me and agreed.

We did not go to the bacteria...excuse me...cafeteria that day. But I'm really glad he thought of it.

It made my day.

10 comments:

Heather said...

oh, that's precious! definitely a "keeper" for a baby book!

Faithful Mali said...

Oh, kids are so funny. And they seem to sense exactly when we need a good laugh. Caleb starts kindergarten this year, right? D does, too. Geez, where does the time go.

otherwise known as mom said...

been there, done that....you have my sympathy.

I just locked my kids out of their bedrooms before we leave for Florida so I can keep them clean until we leave.

We do what we have to to hang on to our sanity some days.

No shame in that!!

Hope today is better.

Colleen said...

LOVE IT! Totally understand those days. My drive thru of choice is Chick-fil-A. It's our go to place when my neighbor and I need a break. The kids can play in the play area, we can chat, and no lunch prep or clean up! :-) Everyone needs a break!
(I'm cracking up at that last comment from Otherwise Known as Mom! TOO FUNNY!!!)

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