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“Eat your dinner or no desert”
And I wanted
Desert
Because my mom
Was the best baker in town
From liver and onions
To gross green beans
It went in my mouth
Then into my hand
And under the table
To feed the dog
Or it went in my mouth
Then into the toilet
Then down the drain
Once
I tried hiding it in my napkin
But my brother told on me
So no desert that day
I tried this with my kids
Did not work at all
They ended up
Vomiting on the table
Crying
Falling asleep
And
Above all
Making me feel like the bully I was being
Who did I think I was
Julia Child?
My cooking was good
But not for the palette of a kid
They wanted
Pizza, mac n cheese, hotdogs…
So that’s what they got
And I got
Hugs
Giggles
Smiles
Love
And time around the table with my children
“Eat your dinner or no desert”
Was a dumb rule
One I broke as often as I could
Thanks to the dog
And as I watch my grown children
All in their 20’s munch on
Pizza, mac n cheese, hotdogs, bagels, doughnuts
To name a few
I smile
Giggle
Hug them
And
Whisper in
Their ear
“better eat it now while you can
Because in a few years
It will all go to your hips!”
They
Smile
Giggle
And whisper
(with their mouths full)
“I know that mom,
But it
TASTES SO GOOD!”