Saturday, 20 February 2010

Fair Share

At school, both kids eat lunch before noon, so when we picked them up at one to whisk them away to the San Antonio Zoo yesterday, they were near starvation by 4:30. In order to stave off the whininess and bickering that comes with low blood sugar, we bought the requisite $13 bag of popcorn and 12 oz drink to ward off certain death. Luckily, popcorn refills were $1, so we totally scored on THAT deal...

By the end of our second bag of popcorn, Logan, in his unique command of the language complained, "Mama, Hannah eat-uh alla pa-cone." so I tolda Hannah, "Hannah. Don'ta eat-ah alla pa-cone!" I looked down at Logan just then and noticed he had his two hands cupped together FILLED with popcorn; he quickly added with guileless blue eyes, "Also, I had some."

Friday, 19 February 2010

Quid Pro Quo

Monday, we took the kids to the Hard Rock Cafe on the San Antonio Riverwalk. They were pretty miffed we were going there instead of McDonald's, but sometimes in life, we all have to do unpleasant things.

We saw Elvis' karate outfit and Johnny Cash's black duster jacket while eating food three times pricier than the fare found on Mickey D's menu. Luckily, the kid's meal includes a milk shake made with Dreyer's ice cream (for an extra $3), pretty much this establishments only saving grace in their eyes. Miraculously, Logan managed to finish his in record time without a single brain freeze. I helped myself to the dregs of Hannah's shake and had barely stolen my first taste when Logan insisted he wanted a share of his sister's left overs. Teasingly, I held the cup more firmly, turning slightly away from him, feigning I didn't want to share. Insulted, Logan complained, "Hey, I give you flowers Mommy!" reminding me of all the hand picked dandelions he has harvested for my personal enjoyment. Not able to dispute such a lucid argument, I laughingly handed over my ill gotten dessert, thus allowing justice to be served (and tantrum avoided).