Monday, June 2, 2014

What's for dinner?!

For the past 23 years, there has been one question that has haunted me everyday, "What's for dinner?!".  1, 2 or all 3 children ask this question of me everyday, usually upon arising and most definitely before breakfast dishes are even cleared. Now as a mom of 3 kids, I recognize that there does not exist one answer that will please all 3 offspring at the same time.  Hence "What's for dinner?!" is a loaded question requiring not only love and labor but delicate diplomacy! 
Yesterday I did not hear this question all day and I have feared its impending absence as much as I dreaded its routine presence. Tyler, our marketing major in Jacksonville was bowling last night and probably grabbed a burger.  Austin, our summer camp counselor in Leesburg was most likely debating the identity of some mystery meat and grey vegetable matter.  Emily spent her first night in Long Island, NY, sub sandwiches during an orientation agenda.  All 3 are happy and if there were any complaints at all about the offerings on their dinner plates, I am not aware.   Meanwhile, the Mister and I have declared this a summer of endless dating.  Hand in hand, we strolled into Trader Joe's yesterday.  He selected fresh fruit and I grabbed a loaf of organic cinnamon raisin bread.  He did not ask but I felt strangely compelled to answer, "Tonight, peanut butter and apple slices on cinnamon raisin bread with celery sticks on the side.".  He said, "Sounds wonderful!".  Me? I couldn't agree more!  Jessica Pearl


  1. Ha! Cute post!! Welcome to your new chapter of life where everyone is happy with the age old question "what's for dinner". I am looking forward to reaching that chapter!!!

  2. That first paragraph rang so many bells with me! And wow, a 'Summer of endless dating'?! Sounds wonderful, you eternal romantics, enjoy it!

  3. Really made me smile. I know all too well the 'what's for dinner?' Also loved the Trader Joes date night!! Definitely made me smile!! :)