September 14, 2011

And everybody was Kung Fu fighting

 Gray-son

Over dinner (spaghetti tacos yes) Gray announced that when he grows up, he is going to have three jobs.
  1. "I'm going to work at my work."
  2. Singer
  3. Ninja
Then I said, Ivy eat what is on your plate and don't lick your brother.


About the spaghetti tacos... apparently the NWIparent site doesn't work for everyone and that bums me out when I blog and no one can see it so I'll cross-post below.

Gray, coming up with the idea from a TV show most likely, has been requesting spaghetti tacos for dinner every night for at least the past week or more. After the first few nights I realized that he was serious. That spaghetti tacos were such a thing.

But every night I had made other plans for dinner or didn’t have the ingredients (he said it had to have a hard shell) and I was putting off going to the store for as long as possible.

Yesterday he asked again and was visibly offended that I STILL HADN’T BOUGHT THE STUFF TO MAKE SPAGHETTI TACOS. So you know what I did today? I bought the stuff. When he got home from school I told him right away and to my chagrin he was like “huh, okay can I go ride my bike now?”

I served it up on a Batman plate (to Gray only- the other kids were like nothankyou) and I watched him take a big crunchy bite. He worked on it for a bit and I asked if he liked it.

“Not really” and he dumped the spaghetti out from the taco and ate it like normal people eat spaghetti, with a fork.

Do you make weird things for your kids? I think the strangest thing we’ve ever done besides this was when I made breakfast for dinner. It BLEW THEIR MINDS.


P.S. I realize that ninjas do not do Kung Fu because I googled it and apparently ninjas train in ninjutsu but that doesn't make for a very fun title. I will be sure to inform Gray of the correct information.

22 comments:

  1. Breakfast for dinner is a staple for us. We rarely have a big breakfast in the morning, but a few weeks ago I made the whole she-bang and the kids asked why we were having breakfast for dinner in the morning. Ha!

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  2. We do breakfast for dinner more often than we do it for breakfast ;) It is my i can't think of anything else to make dinner ;)

    I have made strange things at my kids request. like letting them dip bananas in ketchup. Yeah, it's as gross as it sounds.

    Also...Seth had Career day and he wanted to be a Police Officer/Ninja/Viking. I think it's pretty awesome.

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  3. HAHAHA! I love it/hate it when the kids request something like that of me and then when they get it, don't really seem to care.....ahhh, kids :)

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  4. Spaghetti tacos is from ICarly...lol

    My kids are so picky. It's a bit out of control.

    If they *asked* for something, I'd happily make it.

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  5. You are a good mom for making it. I think it might have been more tasty with the flour shells. Gray is a character for sure.

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  6. Breakfast for dinner is a very very popular meal around here. We like to call it backwards night and let the kids get bathed and into their pj's before we eat. They think it is the best thing ever and the smiles on their faces make the happiest mom on earth. It's memories like these that I hope last a lifetime for us all.

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  7. Kitty Litter Casserole. Enough said.

    http://www.food.com/recipe/cat-litter-casserole-43589

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  8. I cannot tell you how much I ache for our families to get together! I find myself saying, "Violet, don't lick your sister!" :-)

    Also, Laurel started calling Violet "Vivy" a while ago...it's stuck as a nickname and it makes me think of your Ivy. xoxo

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  9. My boys ask for "greasy sandwiches" - fried pb&j.

    You're awesome.

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  10. I used to ask for cheese soup when I was little. Never got it, mom didn't know how. When I grew up we found out about fondue, and until now we call it cheese soup!

    hugs from Brazil!

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  11. I was going to say the same thing as Amber: You're awesome. Hope that's OK.

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  12. Breakfast for dinner is awesome. I refuse to see it as strange!!! My dad once made us licorice omelets to get us to eat eggs when I was a kid. That might be the strangest thing in our family repertoire.....

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  13. My 6-year-old daughter has a thing for plum sauce. She eats it on everything, like some kids eat ketchup. Plum sauce on tacos, plum sauce on hot dogs, plum sauce on whatever she can put plum sauce on. It cracks me up.

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  14. I love it all! Spaghetti tacos? You all have too much fun!

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  15. I like that he still ate the spaghetti once he realized he didn't like it in a taco. At least it wasn't wasteful. I don't think I've made anything weird, but my kids like snack dinner night, where we have snacky type things.

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  16. Great! Now I have that song stuck in my head! But I will not suffer alone. I am going to stroll around the house singing…everybody was kung fu fighting, they were fast as lightning… and get every one else singing it as well. I might even throw in a Hiyah! for good measure.
    *wink*

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  17. My girls have requested pickles in their tomato soup and sugar on their grilled cheeses. I am all about the sugar but pickles in tomato soup was a bit much for me:)LOL Spaghetti tacos...WIGGLES!LOL

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  18. Whatever works for dinner, right? We do breakfast for dinner about once a month or so...It is always a kid-pleaser :)

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  19. You are like THE best mom for making that for him. No way here. ;)

    And "brinner" totally rocks! (that's what we call breakfast dinner around here...)

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  20. I'd make the spaghetti tacos. I wouldn't eat them, but stuffing some spaghetti in a hard shell? No problem! My kids don't usually ask for strange foods like that, but I do try to make whatever they say they want, because it is so rare that they care. We do breakfast for dinner sometimes, everyone loves that!

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  21. I couldn't face breakfast for dinner... eugh... In the olden days when I worked for a living... I used to work the night shift a lot!!! And often had dinner for breakfast - that was no problem!!! Hope you have a great day.

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  22. While I usually make sure my kids eat pretty healthy, I did let them have ice cream for dinner once this summer. LOL We had a late lunch and cooking just didn't sound appealing. They thought I was the best mom on the planet...for about a half hour. Then I was back to being just plain Mom. :)

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