Have you seen this movie? It's not a great movie. The best part of it in my opinion is the sound track. Anyway, it's about a not-so-good single mother and her 2 girls. My sister and I have joked about this movie for years and years. She serves cheese doodles in a bowl for dinner. I mean like, calls her kids to the table for their meal, and literally serves cheese doodles. So if we have had a long day, or if we're just not feelin' it, we will be like.....I'm serving a Mermaid dinner tonight. Or....I'm serving a Cher dinner tonight. Or if I go somewhere where I personally would serve a meal, and instead receive a bowl of chips, I'll say...I went to a Mermaid style party today.
Growing up, I never EVER ate something that was pulled out of a box in the freezer. It just never happened. We never sat down around the table with bags of fast food. We never ate sauce out of a jar, or lettuce out of a bag. Chef-boy-r-dee? something my mother would consider to be dog food. Other than the occasional Chinese food, and the ever so rare White Castle, we ate a home cooked meal every single night of the week. All 8 of us. You learn what you live. My kids don't eat frozen food out of a box, and we stay away from fast food.
Once in a blue moon, I pull a "junk night". I would say once a quarter. Tonight was the night. Here's my conversation with Amber, and a show of how well my kids know me.
A: What's for dinner?
A: YES! Chicken wings!!
Me: How did you know that?
A: Because any time that you say were having "junk" it's chicken wings and finger foods.
I got nothing. She's right. I guess I am predictable to my 10 year old. You have to see their faces light up when they see it's "junk night". It's hilarious.