Maripat Robison

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Aug 6, 2013

It's Not A Meal If...







Many of you know that John’s a self-described "world-class-champion-eater." How does he do it? Yesterday we met up for lunch, and I learned that the first order of business is the right definition of ‘meal.'






Did you eat anything yet?
Not really.
Nothing?
Just some bread.
Plain bread?
Well, and some ham.
Like a sandwich?
Maybe.
Anything else on it?
Not really.
No cheese?
Maybe a little.
Some lettuce?
Yeah, isn’t that healthy?
Any tomato?
No, not any tomato.
Did you have some chips?
No, I didn’t.
That’s good.
Pause
What about fries?
Just a few.
Like an order of fries?
I guess so.
So basically, you had lunch, right?
No. I didn’t have any dessert.

 To be fair, when we got to the restaurant he only ordered a pastry, because he does follow his own rules.

6 comments :

  1. Dialogue, the best way to show and not tell!

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  2. This is *SO* how conversations with our son go....THANK YOU Maripat for starting your blog :-)

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  3. Jean Sunell8/6/13, 12:30 PM

    MOON PIES for John!

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  4. My son is the same way. If he skips a proper lunch, he will eat his lunch and dinner can follow directly. A full meal must have a salad.

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  5. Sounds like a typical conversation at my house most days.

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