Dinner time, take 2

I am joining Jamie and Mommy2Cents today in a fun link up they created:


Plain and simple, all they ask is for us to repost one of the entries published the first week of us blogging.

Here is what I had to say in the third post I ever wrote on my blog. Feel free to go an comment on the original entry, since it has nothing but spam comments. Which I even made an effort to respond to! That is how green I was…


Posted March 9th 2011 at 23:20 by Stasha

We all have grand ideas. Our kids will be talented, successful and all that jazz. I am of a thought he will be who he will be and I have a rather good feeling about it. Lucky for me little J rarely disappoints. He is great to be around and lots of fun. But dinner time is… Perhaps a little bit of a let down. Granted this is a sore spot for husband and I since we are a tad snobby about food, really enjoy cooking(him) and eating(me) and want to celebrate the day by eating as a family.

But Little J has it figured out. At the table is his five minutes of fame. He puts on an Oscar worthy performance and switches scenario on us daily so we can’t anticipate and react accordingly. The end result is us trying not to laugh, then us begging and pleading and then saying things and making promises that you would cringe if you heard. Somehow we make it thru every night and there is always a desert at the end. Not as a reward mind you but more as a consolation prize. Thank you for participating, in your face mommy resolutions and well done three year old for making us beg to eat what I bet you liked to begin with.

Yep, we always had grand ideas about our family and at dinner time we are grand indeed…

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  1. Liane Markus December 21, 2011 at 20:12 #

    I was not able to check out your old post but I think you were able to hit it because when I read this blog, you were able to reminisce with the past experiences that you had and you still remember it until now. Thanks for sharing to us your story about dinner time to us.
    Liane Markus recently posted..SMS

    • Stasha December 21, 2011 at 20:36 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Thank you Liane.

  2. [email protected] Wants This December 21, 2011 at 20:22 #

    Twitter: MamaWantsThis
    My son doesn’t even sit at the dinner table!!

    So, 9+ months on, are things better now?
    [email protected] Wants This recently posted..Perth, 2009

    • Stasha December 21, 2011 at 20:37 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      dinner time is better. I think. At least he eats now…

  3. Amber December 22, 2011 at 07:22 #

    I’m coming by from the blog hop. Do you still get that Oscar performance at the table? :)

    • Stasha December 22, 2011 at 09:30 #

      Twitter: NorthWestMommy
      Getting better. But there is still bribing involved :)

  4. Lisa @ Two Bears Farm December 22, 2011 at 11:03 #

    Dinnertime is a huge struggle for us. Between a 5 year old and 2 year old twins, there is so much drama. I dream of the day I can just sit down and eat without any redirection.
    Lisa @ Two Bears Farm recently posted..The Best Christmas Gift Ever

  5. Rachel (Totally Ovar It) December 23, 2011 at 13:49 #

    Twitter: resp1016
    I love this. You are so real and true to who you are. I was distancing myself from the blogging community just as you were arriving… so glad I found my way to you.
    Rachel (Totally Ovar It) recently posted..Chrismakkah Weekend

  6. Bridget December 23, 2011 at 22:53 #

    Twitter: twinisms
    You’ve only been blogging since March? Of this year? No way…you’re way to professional;)
    Bridget recently posted..Merry Christmas!

  7. Jenny Leigh December 27, 2011 at 17:38 #

    I can so relate! Our dinners are fairly tame *most* of the time, but the other 23 1/2 hours of the day, well, it’s anybody’s guess what our three kids will do… always an adventure! And we have plenty of consolation prizes too. :)
    Jenny Leigh recently posted..The Power of Muppets

  8. Jamie December 27, 2011 at 19:37 #

    Twitter: chosenchaos
    I would have pegged you for at least a year+ blogger and a Mama that has a child that will eat anything! Shows what I know! I hate feeding kids. Hate! Thanks for linking this up with us!!
    Jamie recently posted..thank you mrs. thornburg

  9. Mommy2¢ January 5, 2012 at 12:54 #

    Sorry I’m such a loser and just now getting by here to read this. I’m thinking next year if we do this again (or something like it) we’ll need to bump it up a couple weeks. I couldn’t keep up through the holidays!

    Anyway… You are not alone! I despise anytime that requires me to feed my kids. Somehow, someway, I pissed someone off, and they cursed me with two of the worlds worst eaters. With healthy food anyway… they’ll eat the shiz out of junk food and candy.

    Thanks so much for linking up!! Hope you had a fabulous Christmas and New Year!! :)
    Mommy2¢ recently posted..Knock… Knock… No one’s home!

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