The most requested thing for dinner around here? Noodles. With butter.

Monday, January 7, 2013

More noodles, more butter...

Had to go to the grocery store the other day.  We were out of noodles.  In fact, we were out of all things pasta.  Not a good place to be when you live with my noodle-lovin' kid.

As I drove there, I mulled over the idea of whole wheat pasta.  It's better for you.  It has more fiber.  I didn't tell kiddo what I was thinking, I just kept it in my head.

Got to the pasta aisle.  Don't you just love the different shapes?  So creative.  Anyway, I mentioned that I was going to buy the whole wheat kind and I started reading labels.

You would have thought I had suggested going on a 40-day fast.  People four aisles away were privy to part of this next conversation:

Her:  WHAT?????

Me: It tastes the same.

Her:  NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!  I.  JUST.  WANT.  THE.   REGULAR.  KIIIIIIIIND. (imagine all sorts of body language accompanying the protests)

Me: (still reading labels)  Hmmmm.

Her:  (with a big pkg of "the regular kind" in her hands) HERE.  This is what I WANT.

Me:  No, I think we will try the whole wheat kind.  You won't even notice.

Her: (arms folded across her chest) You sound just like MeMe (her grandma).

Me:  Thank you.

The muttering and murmuring continued (ignored by me) until we got to the dairy aisle.  Then there was this:

Her:  Mom?

Me:  Yes?

Her:  I guess it will be ok.  I mean, I think I'll like the new kind of noodles ok.

Me:  (expressionless) Ok.

We left the store with our new noodles and a nomination for a "Best Protest in a Noodle Aisle" Oscar.

I can hardly wait till puberty hits.

1 comment:

  1. LOL,sounds like when Little Mr accompanied Himself to the supermarket and saw him buy leeks, onions and celery. The eeewww! protests could be heard everywhere.
    Little did Little Mr. know how many of those leeks went into the crockpot with broccoli, green beans and carrots, then pureed with the hand blender and added to cooked minced meat with a ton of herbs.
    He pronounced said dinner a "favourite" and still has no idea how many veggies he says he hates are in it ... and for now we are keeping THAT secret to ourselves!!!