Sausage N Mash

Published August 31, 2013 by thefamilyof5

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We went out for lunch today, we often eat out weekends, in fact, we eat out every weekend at some point, at least once! I know, terrible isn’t it! Gives my microwave a well earned rest though, no really, it does! 

 
Anyway, today, we dined for a late lunch in our local Beefeater. I don’t allow the girls to freely choose from the menu as they’d always order the same if I did, and it would ALWAYS be pasta! So I chose a few options, prompted them to listen and read them out. 
 
Today’s options went like this: 
You can have chicken breast with chips, peas or beans. Or fish dippers withh chips, peas or beans. Or chicken dippers with chips, peas or beans? 
 
Big girl: can I have the chicken, with chips and peas please.
 
Baby girl: Please may I have chicken dippers
Me: with peas or beans?
Baby girl: peas please and red sauce.
 
(very polite aren’t they)
 
Me: what would you like middle girl?
Middle girl: erm………*long pause
Me: chicken breast, chicken dippers or fish dippers?
Middle girl: errrr ………………I’ll have the sausages, mash and peas.
 
My reply was less than therapeutic! 
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7 comments on “Sausage N Mash

  • We tend to eat out frequently as well… I noticed every time we do they eat the same things. Mac&Cheese. I like your idea. They can eat Mac&Cheese at home for $0.25 a box… it costs $5.99 a bowl out and it’s the SAME kind.

    • One of the reasons I do it is because they’d always choose pasta, now my girls have huge appetites and for some reason the pasta dishes are always teeny, meaning they’re hungry again an hour later! 🙂

      I’m very sneeky, I tell them that the things on offer is all that’s available from the menu that day, cause often they see the pictures and say ‘I want that’ so I tell a little white lie and say ‘that’s not available today’ I’m naughty I know 🙂

  • As ever, all sounds familiar. We eat out occasionally, and it is something that Bonzo enjoys, but I do the same, read some out and give him the choice, but yes, he will still add his own ‘can i have………….. please?’

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