Last night I came home from work and found that Steve had taken it upon himself to do supper. It was salad night! I love salad! We try to have a salad night about once a week. I've been fortunate in the fact that all of my children enjoy their vegetables. I had arrived home late so it was just Steve and Rebecca still at the table. Rebecca was doing her homework while munching on a big bag of popcorn.
'Did you eat?' I asked her as I made my salad. She just made an 'mmmmmhhhhmmmmm' sound without looking up from her book. 'A salad? Cos I KNOW that popcorn isn't your supper!' This time she did look up and she gave me one of those looks that kids give their parents when they can't believe how stupid their parents are....
'Popcorn is corn, corn is a vegetable, salad is vegetables... I'm eatting popcorn salad.'
Okay, I know when I've been beaten. It took me a minute to shut my gaping mouth and then I just ate my salad in silence, trying to think of some intelligent remark that would support my belief that popcorn wasn't really a vegetables but for that I would have to wait until later to consult the internet. My kids are not like me at all, they are better and worse than me at the same time... And for that I am afraid... I am VERY afraid!