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We're having "macaroni and cheese"...

The conversation went like this:

"E, would you like lasagna for dinner?"

"No! I want macaroni and cheese!"

"Have you ever had lasagna?"

"I want macaroni and cheese! Macaroni and cheese!"

Five minutes later...

"So, E, we're out of macaroni noodles. What if we made it with spiral noodles?"

"Yeah! Spiral noodles!"

"Or, hey, we could make macaroni and cheese with long flat noodles. Does that sound good?"

"Yeah! Macaroni and cheese! Noodles!"

"What if we mixed some tomatoes in?"

"Yay!"

"And maybe some hamburger?"

"Yeah! Macaroni and cheese with noodles! Macaroni and cheese! Macaroni and cheese!"

"So, okay, we're going to have macaroni and cheese with long flat noodles and tomatoes and hamburger."

"Yeah! Macaroni and cheese!"

...

We'll see if I can pull this off.

4 comments

Anna wrote 9 years 3 weeks ago

lol

haha that is awesome! it's all about how you spin it. did it work?

mlsamuelson wrote 9 years 3 weeks ago

Don't know if it'll work. We

Don't know if it'll work. We haven't had dinner yet. :) But I've been pumping him for the last hour with, "Doesn't macaroni with hamburger and tomatoes sound good?" And so far he's said, "Yes."

And just a few minutes ago I intercepted my daughter on the way in from the bus and told her, "We're having lasagna for dinner, but you _must_ refer to it as 'macaroni and cheese.'"

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Marya wrote 9 years 3 weeks ago

There's no way that would

There's no way that would work with Ailsa. But then she's pretty much limiting herself to a peanut butter and jelly sandwich diet these days.

mlsamuelson wrote 9 years 3 weeks ago

The ruse worked very well. He

The ruse worked very well. He ate his "macaroni and cheese' and only left the small bits of diced onion.

And I did come clean, sort of... "This type of macaroni and cheese is called 'lasagna.'" After he was well-invested in eating the stuff.

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