As I reached the end of the alphabet, this became more difficult and frustrating.
Shortly after starting I told myself to write something that is at least relevant to something that is going on with or around me.
Looking back, I'm not sure that I always did that but for the most part I did.
And today, will be no different. Tomorrow will be a challenge thinking of something to write about for the letter Z.
By the time they were Five years old, they learned how to politely order their own meals in restaurants and they still do a nice and respectful job at it.
When my middle son was born, he wasn't a very good little eater. He'd so very often fall asleep before he could finish. One time he fell face first into his high chair tray filled with food. We thought he was joking around until we realized he was too young to understand the concept of joking around. He had fallen asleep-just like that. One of the things I discovered with this kid is that once food was in his mouth, he'd get it down so guess what I did back in those days? I'd feed him oversized spoonful portions before he fell asleep. This way I was assured that the nutrients were in before he was out!
My youngest son was really big on throwing tantrums and would fight against most things we fed him. He had a very strong will by demanding to be treated just like everyone else, so if the rest of us were feeding ourselves KFC, and his chicken was cut up into finger sized portion he'd have a fit and throw his portion on the floor and demand a whole piece like the rest of us.
These food differences between the three are still present today. However, my middle son has a Japanese food obsession. He ONLY wants Sushi but when he can't get sushi he'll take Yakisoba
What is Yakisoba? It is literally fried noodles (in sauce for the former), is considered a Japanese dish but originated in China and is technically a derivative of Chinese chow mein. Although soba means buckwheat, typically suggesting noodles made from that flour in mainland Japan, yakisoba noodles are made from wheat flour similar to ramen. It is typically flavoured with a sweetened, thickened variant of Worcestershire sauce. It is prepared by frying ramen-style noodles with bite-sized pork, vegetables (usually cabbage, onions or carrots) and flavored with yakisoba sauce, salt and pepper, per wikipedia.
But since moving to this state most stores don't carry this. Instead they carry Ramen noodles in a cup that my son swears is totally different.
So last night, while I'm out running errands, I decide to scope out a couple of stores in search of Yakisoba. Super Target used to carry it but they were out. Kroger doesn't carry it at all, Marsh has a different version of it-better not get it otherwise it would just sit in the pantry untouched. As a last final ditch effort I stopped at Aldi and they had it for $.99 each. So $20 later in Yakisoba and $20 in gas cost, I was heading home.
"Did you get milk?" My husband greeted me as I walked in. D'oh.
Guess I'll be heading to the store again for that.