Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Dinner, complete with potty talk

Dueling work schedules for Z-man and J-bear have meant very few nights when all the living-at-home planets align for a family meal.

Sure we can manage to get together for a birthday dinner, but the day-to-day chore of dining in the evening has become a fake-it-till-you-make-it kind of affair.

Until this past Sunday.

For some strange reason (well, actually because Z-man is sick and didn't work and J-bear got off work at 6), all five of us homebodies ended up in the same place at the same time.

Fortunately, it was also a day that I managed to put something on the table other than Frosted Mini Wheats or scrambled eggs. (Hmmmm, do I sense a certain breakfast-for-dinner theme here?)

Yes, ma'am ... it was a barbecued turkey breast (tequila lime style), fresh green beans, mashed potatoes (ok, you got me -- it was Costco mashed) and a salad.

All food groups present and accounted for, SIR!

It was the Roo-girl who started it by stirring the remains of her barbecue sauce on her plate with the tines of her fork.

Evil Mother: Don't play with your food.

The Roo-girl: I'm making designs!

Z-man: Well, it looks like poo.

The Roo-girl: No, it's PRETTY!

*Z-man picks up the barbecue sauce bottle and squeezes out a pile of ... uh ... well, you get the idea*

Z-man: Now, THAT'S poo.

Evil Mother: Z-MAN!!!! That is truly gross.

Wonderhubby: No, what would have been gross is if it were poo with a bite taken out of it ...

Evil Mother: *wonders where she went wrong* Good Lord, HOW old are you again????

15 comments:

nikki said...

Sounds like my dinner table!

Tammy Howard said...

Yep, sounds pretty familiar. Except we would've probably had the frosted mini-wheats.

Kaytabug said...

*snicker* Nope, I snorted!

justmylife said...

*snicker* I love your family! We have been getting a lot of less than "family oriented" talk around her since The Boy's friends have adopted us. Lord, I am glad I didn't raise those boys. I think you did a fine job, your family is always entertaining!

Roger said...

Nothing says family like Poo. :)

Daisy said...

...wondering why the poo talks still happen here, despite the fact that teen boy can't physically SEE the poo.

Siobhan said...

Ahhh, something for me to look forward to!

LceeL said...

YOU should be the star of a Reality Show, not that dippy couple that they've got.

I can just see the opening, welcoming the viewing audience to "The New 'All In The Family' Show" starring yada yada yada - and then they cut to Eric Idle and he says, "And now for something completely different."

And the scene opens with "The Family" seated around a large table at a restaurant. And goes downhill from there.

Karen said...

Sounds like dinner at our house. Our kids are much younger. I was hoping that there was a chance they'd outgrow it. Thanks for popping that bubble for me.

The Duchess of Wessex said...

Just think of all the fun you could have if Everyone were available for dinner Every night!

Momo Fali said...

It has nothing to do with age and everything to do with gender. At least, that's the case over here. Between my husband and my son it's all poo, all the time.

HalfAsstic.com said...

You would SO fit in over here! Potty talk is a daily activity.

Joyce-Anne said...

I thought potty humor only happened at my dinner table usually from one of my 5 or 8 year olds.

Jack said...

I am 40 and I still torture my sisters this way. ;) Somethings just never change.

Janet said...

I had a double take when it was WONDERHUBBY who came out with that last line! I really want to come to dinner at your house. And Frosted Mini-wheats will be fine.

 
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