On cravings: Preston threw up last week. He was sick, sick, sick. I said, “Preston, is there any food that sounds good to you right now?”
On hidden places: I went to retrieve Asher from his crib after his nap. He was fishing around in the pocket of his corduroy pants. I don’t think there’s anything cuter than a toddler discovering his pockets. Finally he pulled out what he was looking for: a miniature plastic broom and soda pop bottle. Just savin’ them for later, Mom.
On dessert: We had root beer floats tonight. It’s the first time I’ve had a root beer float in 15 months.
On Spring: Addison told me today, “Mom, I can’t wait for when it gets really warm, like 55 degrees, because then we can stop wearing snow pants at recess. And Mom, I took off my coat today at recess. For like, a whole minute.”
On radiation: When we moved into our house, I announced to the family that we were going to live microwave free. I bought a second-hand toaster oven that has been warming our Pyrex (but not the actual food inside) ever since. This is all much to Seth’s chagrin. (And also my mom’s, who was so worried about this radical venture that she bought Seth a microwave for Christmas. I had him pack it off to his office.)
On Friday I put two sticks of butter in the toaster oven to soften. I got chatting with my sister on the phone, and when I turned around, flames were leaping into the air. An entire box of baking soda later, the fire was out.
When Seth came home and witnessed the carnage, I told him I concede. He can have his microwave.
On culinary creativity: The school boys make their own lunches before school. Yesterday they created a new sandwich: Grape-Nuts, dried strawberries, and plain yogurt on wheat bread.
After school, I just had to ask.
“So how was your sandwich?” I said.
“Not tasty,” Addison replied. “I should have used vanilla yogurt instead.”