Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sentence of the day

I don’t know where she got it from but Home Paddock has this gem of a quote about the olden days when she and I were young:
Mum cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn’t like what she put on my plate, I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.
As the parent who is privileged to make dinner five nights a week for two children with wildly divergent tastes, this approach to kid-wrangling appeals to me.

1 comment:

homepaddock said...

I got it in an email from a friend who got it in an email from a friend who got it in an email from a friend who . . .

But it was very close to my own childhood experience.