my adventures

There was a little girl who had a little curl right in the middle of her forehead.
When she was good, she was very good indeed, but when she was bad, she was horrid.
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Chicken nuggets are out of this world!

“The secret of poetry is never explained...In every house a child that in mere play utters oracles, & knows not that they are such.”  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Players

Mark:  Age 2 1/2; Unwilling to eat delicious dinner of teriyaki chicken and rice; Upset because he is not allowed to bring his favorite stuffed doggie to the dinner table; Distraught and crying alligator tears

Lisa:  Mother of Mark; Fixer of delicious dinner, Taker of stuffed doggie; Prepared to let her youngest son sit at table until he eats; Tired and fed up, not crying

Jeff:  Father of Mark, Husband of Lisa; Willing eater of dinner; Tired of hearing son cry; Worn down and weak in the face of so much emotion

The Scene:

Lisa: Markie, you need to eat your dinner

Mark (sobbing): I no like it. Is yucky.

Lisa: You didn't even taste it. It's good.  You like rice.

Mark (still crying): No, is yucky.

Jeff: Mark, please stop crying. What do you want to eat?

Mark (sniffling): I want chicken nuggets.

Jeff: Would chicken nuggets taste good to you?

Mark: Yes, Daddy, chicken nuggets in my bowl are like a diamond in the sky.

How can you argue with that?



  1. Hahahahaha.... hilarious!!!! Love the scene setting beforehand too. You are fabulous, my friend :)

  2. The quote from Emerson's a real find too!