“Not Us”

Tonight we opted for a rather unconventional dinner; we piled the kids in the car and went out for ice cream.  On the way home, we commented to the kids ever so modestly that not everyone gets ice cream for dinner, and they evidently have the best parents in the world.

My 8-year-old son piped up from the back seat with an indignant, "No we don’t."

"Oh yeah?" my husband responded.  "So who does?"

"I don’t know," my son said with utter confidence and maybe a hint of disdain, "but not us."

Alrighty then.

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17 thoughts on ““Not Us”

  1. Just tell them to call their friends and tell them they got ice cream for dinner. The other kids will tell them they have the best parents ever!

  2. Yeah, we’re havin’ pizza and chips. Right up there with you on the nutrition 🙂

  3. Hee hee heeeeeeee! I just looked at your side bar. It is so funny right now – the BlogHer logo is showing up directly under the two little pairs of GoodNites! It looks like BlogHer’s tryin’ to break into the training pants business. Hilarious!

  4. Don’t worry, our kids have expressed statements to the fact that they don’t have the best parents in the world either. 😉

    But if I got ice cream for dinner, I sure would declare you the best parents EVER! 🙂

  5. Yes. Don’t you just love those moments of reassurance that we are in fact, the coolest parents around?
    I think it all goes back to…you can’t possibly be cool. you are a parent.

  6. Ice cream for dinner definitely qualifies you as the best parents EVER!

    Every now and then we do donuts for dinner at the local Krispy Creme…yummy!

  7. Yeah, we pull the ice cream for dinner trick periodically.

    I also think that leftover birthday cake is perfectly acceptable for breakfast. I mean, a bakery muffin is really just cake, so what’s the difference?

  8. First, I had to smile because we frequently remind our children that they have the best parents in the world. 🙂

    And the other day, my 9-year-old son, who had just spent several hours with some friends of ours, informed me that their family is “way more fun than our family, at least 75% of the time.”

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