April 08, 2006

Big Eyes

My husband and I had some friends over for dinner. Actually, the husband was on call and had to work, but we still had the wife over with her four boys. So we had seven boys in the house.

I fed them at the kitchen table and my friend and my husband and I ate on the back porch, letting the boys do their thing.

For dessert I’d baked brownies and had gotten vanilla ice cream, hot fudge sauce, cool whip, and bananas. I let the boys tell me what they wanted and then I HEAPED all this stuff in a bowl for them. Her boys range in age from 18 months to 9 years old. (I didn’t do this with the 18 month old… he had one brownie and a bit of ice cream, she fed him.)

I just remember when I was a kid, my eyes getting so big at dessert. I remember my granddaddy just filling our bowls with ice cream. Good memories…

So I totally filled those kids’ bowls with everything. Their mother kept saying, “Holy Cow! I can’t believe how much you gave them!!!”

I said to the boys, “Now y’all don’t have to eat all of it…” and they all looked at me like I had three heads. They were SO happy. They love me. :)

And then I helped her pack up her kids an hour later as they started to come off that sugar high. I told her next time to bring their toothbrushes and jammies and I’d help wash ‘em up and have them ready for bed.

Ten to one says they were asleep by the time they got home. That was a pretty big sugar high they came crashing off of!

Posted by Boudicca at April 8, 2006 09:02 PM | TrackBack
Comments

Tonight is "cheat night" here, which normally means popcorn with butter, and a real coke.......
while I watch SNL, but OMG....now I am dying for chocolate brownies and hot fudge and pinapples, and bananas...

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at April 8, 2006 09:41 PM

Yummy. Can I bring over my toothbrush and jammies?

Posted by: vw bug at April 9, 2006 07:56 AM

"Ten to one says they were asleep by the time they got home. That was a pretty big sugar high they came crashing off of!" Hehehe - better living (sleeping kids) through dietary chemistry. And you made a bunch of kids happy in the process - bonus points!

Posted by: Bob at April 11, 2006 09:50 AM