Last Sunday evening the boys and I were having dinner. Jim left that morning for the week of business traveling, so it was just the kids and I. When Jim is out of town our dinners get a bit simpler, like that night’s leftover lasagna.
Poor Will had a cold, so he was very sniffily, tired and hadn’t eaten much all day. I wanted to make sure to get something other than fruit and goldfish into is tummy. Jack finished up his dinner and headed to do his chore of feeding the dog before he got his dessert. This usually prods Will along to finish up eating his dinner so he can get his “zert” as well.
During the meal I had helped him make up a few bites on his fork since he was having difficulty getting the noodles to stay on it. To help get him finished I put his last bite on his fork. In true Will style he waved his fork around enough that the lasagna slipped off onto his chair.
Now I was getting frustrated with him, as happens quite often, so I made up another bite which was a bit bigger than the last. After a bunch of threats (if you don’t eat this bite, then there will not be any dessert), he finally put the bite in his mouth. And almost immediately he started to gag. I guess the bite was too big.
He tried to keep eating it, but once he start to gag it usually doesn’t end well. And this was no exception. Before I knew it the entire unchewed bite of lasagna flies out of his mouth and lands on the floor about two feet away with a big SPLAT. I never knew lasagna would sound like that hitting the floor.
Part of me was mad at him for being stubborn and the other part wanted to crack-up because it was like a cartoon. I managed to keep my composure and put a smaller bite on his fork that he eventually did eat. Mulligan did me a favor and cleaned up Will’s projectile noodles, while Will got upset that she was eating his food. Well that will teach you kid, keep your food in your own mouth.
I am linking up with Mamalog and Mama Wants This for Blog Bash. I love this post because my humor actually comes across and I can go right back to that moment when I read it.