September 28, 2010

Typical Dinner Conversation

The noise that arose from the dinner table was typical.

We, the parents, were trying to bribe our children into finishing their food with promises of treats and a million dollars.

Or whatever else that works.

Savannah is distracted, jabbering nonsense, Joseph gulps down his food, anxious to get his hands on the sweets, barely tasting the pasta shells as they go down. Jacob has two or three bites crammed up into the roof of his mouth while his lounges about, sucking on the food. Gross. And Alayna, insisting on feeding herself, dropping pasta pieces all over the table, bench, and floor, while smearing sauce down her shirt and through her hair.

A very typical family dinner.

Suddenly, Savannah spoke up loud and clear. "Dad? Do you have a tender heart?"

Luke and I stopped eating and glanced at each other, smiling.

"Do I have a what?" He asked, trying his best to hide his smile.

Again, she repeated her question. "Do you have a tender heart? It means to help."

Pulling out his favorite joke, Luke answered, "I don't have a heart. Just a cold, hard rock in my chest." All this was said while smiling down and tickling her.

A few minutes later, Luke took a sip from Savannah's water cup.

"Dad!" she yelled, "You're not suppose to drink out of my cup!" *Humph* She pulled her face into her very best pout.

Luke tried to tell her it was just a little sip and that he was sorry, but she folded her arms and firmly declared that she didn't want it anymore.

So he drank the rest.

Suddenly twice as upset, she turned to him and shouted on the verge of some very dramatic tears,"You have the rudest, tenderest heart ever!"




Now tell me, how am I not suppose to laugh, just a little bit, at that?

18 super cool people speak:

nikib4kids said...

Hehehehehe....That is too cute!

Sue said...

Your kids crack me up. On a regular basis. (As does their mother.)

=D

ldsjaneite said...

Everyone knows the Tin Man had the kindest, tenderest heart of them all.... Coupling it with rude is odd, but possible. :-) I love the image of each child's eating "habits."

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Funny you should mention the tin man. Because Luke also said he had no heart, just like the tin man in Wizard of Oz.
To which Savannah declared, "No you're not, because then you would be stuck like this forever!"
Then she froze herself in a weird position for a while.

Mama Smith said...

I got my CHUCKLE for the day! My grandchildren have given me so much to SMILE ABOUT...these days!!!!! LOVE IT!

Garden of Egan said...

Hilarious! Dinner conversations are the best. Makes you wonder what they are hearing at school or Primary.
Hope you are writing them all down.

One Cluttered Brain said...

LOL.
Oh that is a gem!
And now you have it preserved for later when they hit the "dating years" :))

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Hilarious!

Neisha said...

I don't think I could have not laughed :)

M-Cat said...

So funny - one would NOT have a heart at all if they didn't laugh at that one!

T said...

of COURSE he has a tender heart... he was helping her drink her water.

Lara said...

You are totally allowed to laugh. That is so funny!

Anne said...

hahaha, that is too cute : )

Larsen said...

Don't think my last comment too. too bad for you you'll never know what I said. Silly google loading issues.

Cheeseboy said...

You can't write stuff that funny. Well, you can and just did. But I mean, you can't make stuff up that great.

Amber said...

HAHA!! Your sweet, little girl. : )

virubush said...

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