Have I talked about this already? About second dinner? It has become a "thing" in our family. We tend to eat a little on the early side most nights because Jo likes to be in bed to read at a fairly early hour. And now that it gets dark so early even more so. Emma, Jo and I are usually ready to eat but Audrey likes to eat late. She takes meds for ADD and they work as an appetite suppressant. So anyhow, by about 8 Audrey is ready for dinner. I on the other hand take a medication that increases appetite. I take it at dinner but it really kicks in at about the same time that Audrey gets hungry. So we eat second dinner.
Sometimes we just boil some noodles and eat pasta. Sometimes it's grilled cheese and tomato soup. Sometimes we go out. Here is the funny thing: we have found the "bargain menu" at every fast foot place within a five mile radius of our house, which is practically everything. Do you know that you can get plain steak tacos at Chipotle for $1.85? What about the delicious grilled cheese from Steak and Shake for 1.75? Then of course these are the 99 cent menus at just about every other place. I think we usually get away with second dinner for under $5. It's like a matter of pride with us: we got full for under $5!
I also have this weird deal where if I order a Diet Coke I want a LOT of ice. I mean full to the top. I don't want to drink too much right before bed but I love to chew ice. I know, I know, it's bad for my teeth but I know who has the "soft" ice and who doesn't. We tend to go to the soft ice places. Anyhow, you would think that if you tell the dive through attendant that you want "a lot of ice; I mean full to the top" that that would be a pretty easy order to get right. Weird thing is that it almost never happens. Like somehow I am overstating what I really want. Sometimes I just go to 7-11 to get my own Diet Coke with the ice just the way I like it. By the way, if you bring your own Double Big Gulp cup you can get a refill for $1.06. 72 ounces of pure goodness!
Total side note: I can't drink Diet Coke before 11:00 a.m.. I have to have hot drinks (tea or coffee) up until 11 but after that it's Diet Coke all the way.
Recently the kids have gotten into Mexican Coke. It's made with cane suger instead of high fructos corn syrup and tastes so much better than its American counterpart. I justify it by figuring that it has to be more "healthy" than regular Coke. I am probably mislead and losing parenting points all over the place!
Joanne is hanging out with my folks today. They all really enjoy being together.
Wow, what a random and insubstantial post.