Happy birthday to my husband! I know this meal is one he looks forward to all year, he gets his favorites that I rarely, if ever make simply because I don’t like them. His choices included; Meatloaf (from the Disney Princess Cookbook, because that’s the only version oldest daughter will eat), Scalloped Potatoes, and Asparagus. Additionally, there was Potato Bread and Red Beets (because Dad wanted them). For dessert, there was Banana Cream Pie. Now, this pie is one that not only converted my Dad to eating Banana Cream but also moved it to the top of his list (I still don’t like bananas).
Our group was pretty typical, with last week’s new face in attendance again, so glad to have her with us! The headcount looked like 2 babies, 1 toddler, 2 two-year-olds, 3 tweens and 12 adults.
And dinner went something like this:
You can sit next to the messy one there…
Hey, why isn’t she sitting out here?
She has an announcement she wants to make later and wants to sit at the big table to make it.
Did you get voted off the island to the kid table Mom?
Something like that.
Well, say prayers kiddo.
Bless this house, Lord we pray, keep us safe by night and day. Amen.
It’s your birthday, get started so everyone else can eat.
He’s going to be in a meatloaf coma. Don’t worry any beef does that to me too, puts me in a coma.
I don’t think beef has tryptophan in it…
Do you like beets?
Well, I am not going to say ‘No’ here because I’ve been proven wrong so many times, not usually, but I am going to try them.
Mom tried to feed me beets when I was a baby and I threw them all over the house!
Yes, you did.
Why is she sitting here tonight?
She wants to make her announcement.
Oh about the school thing?
At the far end of the table I can hear them talking about jokes and puns, but never really caught the punch line, but one made it down to our end:
When you pour root beer into a square glass, what do you get? Beer.
It’s a math joke. The square root…
The radio station I listen to has the clean joke of the day, anyone can send one in too!
So I heard the little one tried to go swimming yesterday.
SHHH, it’s supposed to be a surprise.
Yeah, she did but SHHH, Mom doesn’t know we did pictures yesterday
That’s my favorite Disney Villan.
Which one was your favorite?
Ah good choice (and everyone goes on discussing their favorites, I am pretty sure we have done this conversation before, it’s true, we are Disney people)
What about Madame Mim?
What movie is she from?
Sword and the Stone.
AH, I haven’t seen that one in forever.
Hey, no pawing at the baby, leave her alone.
Is she ok? I try to be chill, but…
She’s ok, you know me, but three little girls poking at her eyes and I interviene.
Hey want to sing Happy Birthday to Daddy?
YES!! HAPPYYYYYYYY! Coming!!
Happy to you!
Happy Birthday to you (chchchcha), Happy Birthday to you (Happy to Mollie!), Happy Birthday dear Lee (Happy ME!!)(chachacha) Happy Birthday (Happy Daddy!)to you!
Not that end! That side is hot!
Don’t bite the end! Are you ok? You can’t eat that!
This piece big enough (the whole pie).
AHHHHHH!!(baby screaming at Mom for a piece of pie)
I think she would like a piece of that…
She’s next, here.
And everyone settles into eating their pie, and coversations go around and around, from radio shows, to upcoming craft shows and awesome leatherwork, to how leather is made and so on. The Disney Princess Cookbook left with the chef for his upcoming meal planning meeting, and see you laters were said.