Maddie Rae Gotcha Day

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Bedtime Snack

It was a known fact among my brother and sisters that our mom had the best food around. Other kids, who were subjected to non-sugar cereal and organic carob chip cookies, loved coming over to our house, where there was a smorgasbord of Doritos, Chips Ahoy, and Coke. Perhaps the most honored culinary tradition in our house was the "bedtime snack." Every single night, we would all sit down in front of the tv and eat a big bowl of ice cream. Jon's family had a similar tradition, although they were a bit healthier than us and opted for a bowl of cereal every night. It seems that this is the tradition my kids have followed. Somehow I gave birth to a child who doesn't really like desserts, so Jack has set the tone for our bedtime snack. This is where you can find my three most nights: sitting at the coffee table, movie running, and cereal in hand.