You may have caught the quick pass on twitter/fb: My youngest child turned four today. We had a good time, low key. He got a new Wii game and spent a larger time than normal playing computer games. (Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom!) and stayed up way too late reading.
In the grand tradition of birthdays at our house, the person-of-honour gets to tell us what we’re having for dinner. As a result, tonight we had:
- Chicken nuggets (usually only obtained on long drives or extraordinarily busy evenings including desperate trips for fast food)
- Pepper strips (green and red)
- Baby carrots
- Chocolate cake
It was a remarkably pleasant meal. I think I’m going to start to get the kids to plan meals more often, even if it does mean giving up a little on the “rules of the road.” I’m going to stick to my guns about not making chicken nuggets part of the regular rotation, though.
(I’m late getting this to press even though it was written on time, b/c I was called away for snuggles and fell asleep putting the kids to bed for the third time.)