Wednesday, March 27, 2013

decisions



Sometimes easy decisions are hard to make.

Like this morning, when I was at the store and stood in front of the bookshelves with Oldest, talking about what books and authors and series we've both read and both want to read. He walked out with one. I left with nothing because I couldn't decide, but that's ok, because I'll read his, and Middle already gave me one she had finished.

Tonight, Youngest and I couldn't decide what we wanted to have for dinner. After a bit of discussion, we realized that the heart of the problem was that we both really wanted snacks. He wanted ice cream; I wanted chips and salsa. The part we couldn't decide was what "real" food to have first. Ultimately we didn't decide on dinner. We each ate a banana, thinking that might count for any sort of healthy eating requirement if someone asked. Then we ate snacks.

I thought my toughest decision tonight might be what to slice. I was wrong. The whole time I've been typing this (how do my fingers get this done when my mind is on something else? strange...), I've been contemplating whether to read here on the sofa after I post, or up in my bed. I'm already here, and so is the book, but my pajamas and the big comforter are up there. I'm not sure what to do. It shouldn't be that hard, and yet here I sit, wavering.

6 comments:

  1. Oh my word. You are too funny. And, I can see you in all of these different scenarios. A banana, really? Apparently we should invite you over for dinner-- and soon!

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  2. I say read up in your bed in your pajamas under the big cozy comforter. Jackie http://familytrove.blogspot.com/

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  3. You do a fantastic job of taking the ordinary and into a conversational slice. I feel like I am right with you, listening to your thoughts through the decisions. Your asides are savory and fun.

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  4. It felt good reading your post. I like when I can exchange books with my daughters, and snack for dinner is fine once in a while.

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  5. I'm betting sofa in jammies. ;)

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  6. Snacks for dinner is brilliant - I love that you decided on bananas to ease your "guilt". Enjoy your book, in your jammies, under the comforter!

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