Thursday, June 19, 2008

Another Fawndear First!

Yep, I did it again. Another first for me and it involved food. No it wasn’t Pigs feet which my sister Trenadoll tried for the first time. (Shudder, squirm) It was much more fun.
Food fight anyone?

My first one ever or at least my first in over a third of a century. The episode I had with the Crisco when I was three or four doesn’t count. (Thank your lucky stars my scanner doesn’t work right now or I’d show you that beaut of a picture.) I won’t wait so long before I have my next one either – Food fight that is, not Crisco bath. Of course it was an orchestrated food fight by me, myself and I with full planning and participation from Prince Erik. The kids were in the dark. All the more fun.

They thought we were just having a little old family picnic. What better way to celebrate the last day of school? Well I’m sure there are better ways out there but this was too fun.

No! we were not insane enough to have our fight in the house. I would have been scrubbing ceiling and walls for a month. What year end sanity I had left let me know an outside picnic would be the perfect place for a huck-your-food fest.

Itchy knew what was up and howled to be let in on the fun.
Hope really doesn't need to be outside or involved in a food fight to make a mess. Someday she will be the Queen of Food fights.

Included in the menu was, Mac-n-cheese, instant mashed potatoes, and pudding with cool whip. ‘But, Fawndear,’ I can’t help but hear you thinking, ‘Weren’t you just telling us about how important it was to eat healthy and not serve crap to our kids?’ Why yes, I have been preaching healthy food for the last while. But I still had those horrid things setting in my cupboard tempting the bajeebers out of me. What better way to get rid of them than to toss them in a food fight.
Let the forest friends have at the leftovers. No I’m not trying to kill the local wildlife on bad food either. I do remember one of our cows dying while snarfing down Mac-n-Cheese once – Seriously – It choked to death. Shook all us kid’s right up. Daddy ELK, back me up on this story o.k.? So don’t call the humane society or anything because we are not trying to massacre the local creatures. Can I tell you that Itchy has a thing or Oreo Pudding, topped with coolwhip.

Anyway back to the food fight. We dished out the kids their yummies and then all sat around a blanket. They consumed maybe two minutes worth of that unhealthy food and Wham the food fight was on.

T-Rev groaned when he realized what was going on but he got right in on the fun. Unfortunately Abner was at work so we’ll have to do this again soon sometime so he won’t miss out. Everyone had a great time. Princess especially loved squoshing (not a real word but it sounds nice.
Something between squashing and squishing) her mini pie on P.E.’s head.
The only part she didn’t like was when people nailed her. So we still need to work on the can’t-give-what-you-can’t-take lesson.

Soooo Had a Blast and so did the kids.

You should try it sometime. I would recommend pudding with lots of cool-whip, runny mashed potatoes, baked beans, cake with frosting, and a very, very, very good stain remover. A really warm day wouldn’t hurt either. Then you can line the kids up to the hose and spray them off afterwards.

What to see some more fun things you can do with your family mealtimes then you’ll have to go to my Love is new additions group post and check out T-rev’s close-up.



Terri O'Laughlin said...

Looks like a blast!

Just the Eight of Us!! said...

Oh WOW!! Looks like you had a blast...what a nice way to let loose on the last day school!!!

BoufMom9 said...

I think you are crazy & I think I LOVE you!
How fun!!!!!

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Trena Doll said...

So, THAT's where she gets it! (I'm referring to mischievous Hope & the expression in your eyes in that first photo.)

It certainly looks as though a grand time was had by all. (Poor Abner!)

Milaka said...

This is a great idea!!! How fun! I see a food fight in our future!

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Anonymous said...

Just a small correction. It was a cat that died after eating a bowl of Mack and Cheese, I think it bound her up. As for Snow Ball the cow we believed he choked to death but we thought it was probably a pine cone. It was never determined for sure.

Arrow said...

Hmmm? Prince Erik really went along with this? He's just full of surprises. Although, Deb just indicated that she could see him orchestrating and directing where all the food would be thrown!