In the kitchen today, about 3:45
The youngest: Mom, can I please have another after-school snack? I'm so hungry!
Me: You just had fruit snacks and part of your brother's chips. Didn't you eat your lunch?
The youngest: No. Everything was orange or fish! It was gross. I didn't eat anything.
Me: You didn't eat any of it? Didn't the lunch ladies get mad? I thought you weren't even allowed to go to recess unless you ate something.
The youngest: No, they weren't mad. I don't want to hurt their feelings. All I have to do is rub my tummy and say, "Thank you, but I had a big breakfast." They always smile and let me leave.
Me: Wow. You need to stop the sweet-talking and start eating your lunch.
The youngest: (Whiney voice) Okay. What's for dinner?
Me: I'm making Chicken Alfredo with vegetables.
The youngest: (now holding his tummy..) Thank you, but I had a big lunch.
Happy truthful Monday, friends :)