Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Eat Your Dinner!
A few nights ago I had a headache coming on as I prepared dinner. It felt like the kind of pain that I can usually make disappear with a large drink of water, some good food and a nap, so I avoided taking anything for it in the hopes that it would just leave me.
By the time dinner rolled around, the kids were bouncing off the walls with an amazing amount of energy and the headache was still there. I got everyone seated and dished up so we could start to eat.
As we began to eat our dinner, Little O and Hubba decided it was necessary to sing the well-known music riff from "The Final Countdown".
I kept my cool. I asked them to stop and eat. The headache grew. They sang again. I said please. Nothing worked. One of them always resumed singing. After the 23rd or so time of hearing their "Neer-na-neer-NEER, neer-na-neer-neer-NEER..." I felt the tension building up, and the headache controlling my brain would no longer let me contain it. Before I could stop myself, I screamed out,
"WOULD YOU GUYS PLEASE JUST BE QUIET AND SING!"
There was a moment of shocked silence amongst the kids as it slowly registered in my brain that I had meant to say eat instead of sing.
But before I could correct myself, All-a-Boy broke the silence with a quiet, "Neer-na-neer-neer, neer-na-neer-neer-neer..." and before we knew it, everyone was laughing.