Sunday, June 04, 2006

Kill the hostages...

Dinner time (as per usual):

The youngest HATES green beans, but per the household rule of needing to eat a single bite of all served, the green beans must be eaten...

Picture this, the youngest, face screwed for the worst, mouth open, green beans on fork (inside mouth), unable to chew. After minutes of this (you'd think the mouth would get tired, or at least want to be used, but I guess all the practice pays off...), I mentioned that the child should stop holding the vegetables hostage, the wife pipes up with...

KILL THE HOSTAGES!!! KILL THE HOSTAGES!!!
Youngest: Can't I just stick a fork in them and kill them that way?

Nope, they must be eaten. Not shot, not stabbed, EATEN. The child may still be at the dinner table trying to figure this one out...

Ultimately, the negotiations failed and the hostages were never found again (at least not on my watch...).

1 comment:

sank said...

You make them eat a bite of EVERYTHING? Have you no mercy? I mean Potland would tell you green beans are EVIL. Per Potland: " The worlds most foul vegtable second to only to broccoli."