Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Gender Stereotypes Broken Daily

A typical meal at the Very Busy House

Food is served and it's a favorite--salmon with bok choy. Well,  everyone is happy but Sarah.

"I don't like it, "she wails.

We continue to eat and ignore her. Everyone else is enjoying the meal after all.

Suddenly there is a big tooting noise followed by a giggle. Sarah cannot longer be annoyed.

"That's ruuuuuuuude," screams Dino as he sets down his fork to fan away any nasty smells.

Miley giggles, "Gosh Sarah."

More giggles from Sarah as Spanky stands up points to her and says "ruuuuuude."

Dessert is brought to the table--apple pie. 

"I need water, " Miley suddenly stands up and sees Sarah licking her lips.

Now even though Sarah has her own piece, Miley declares, "Don't touch my food!" 

And she leans over and licks  over her pie.

"There," she mumbles and gets up.

"That is disgusting!" Dino screams again.

Spanky's eyes get big as he watches the whole thing unfold.

"Mommy, the 'gurls' are  gross," Dino looks at me for help from the manners fiasco (I swear he is teary eyed!) as he picks up his napkin and dabs his mouth even though he always eats so neatly, it's rare to see a crumb out of place.

Sarah pulls herself over Spanky and acts like she is going to eat the pie anyway (remember the girl has a full slice in front of her)  and Dino wonders what type of barn he is growing up in....

(Yes, I am in Christmas pjs reading some Christmas stories--it was a sort of cool night.) You know I love Christmas :)


HappyHourSue said...

Oh thank God I'm not the only one- our dinner table is a symphony of bodily noises, rude comments and arguing..mostly the girls. :)

dani said...

it is at times like these that i wish i had several more than the only-child i have... it was just not to be:/
how fun!!!
ps that is a priceless picture of you all!!!

Elaine A. said...

I love that the girls are causing the trouble! And that Dino is SO mortified!! HA!

Amanda said...

Sounds like our house at dinner time!
I always say that monkeys would be more tidy eaters than my boys are!!
Amanda x

Little Sweethearts said...

Thank you for your kind birthday wishes over at my blog.

I ♥ Christmas too!!


anti-supermom said...

I have burped at the table, in front of my boys, who think I have the worst dinner manners ever.

I really don't mean to do it :)

What a great story, love the PJ pic.

mah-meeee said...

LOL! great post! love that girls are finally grossing boys out.

is that a hanna andersson pj? love them for xmas... i am eyeing one for the family this year.

Anonymous said...

Yea, farting is a popular favorite in my house, too. :D No matter if you're 8 or 88 it's still hilarious, in my opinion.

Anonymous said...

Cracks me up (I say this too often)! This looks like the chaos of our story time at night... but we've only got two! Ha.

Elizabeth said...

that is hilarious! keep 'em coming, Lisa, your kids are always the funniest!

Brian and Staci said...

Oh yet another reason why I love The Very Busy House!! Sweet Dino...I can just see him dabbing his mouth as you typed!! Are those Hanna Anderson pj's ??? LOVE 'EM!!!

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

Ahh. Someone called the HA jammies. I know how you love it. You and me there for Christmas jammies ReAl soon.

It's okay to defy the stereotype. That means they will be engineers or really mathy - good trait.

EatPlayLove said...

LOL! Mealtime antics, what would life be like with out them? Love the jammies, I just received the new catalog with the cutest floral jammies, I might have to order 3 sets for the girls in the house!

KC said...

LOL.. sounds like something that would go on in my place.