Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tales from the Crib: Scout Finch at our dinner table

It was a flashback to one of my all-time favorite books and movies. I worked hard tonight preparing a tasty, gluten free meal for our family that didn't taste like tree bark. Thanks, to a lovely box meal I found of ready to make Stroganoff, our dinner got off to a good start. Stroganoff and dehydrated green bean stix for the babies. The meal was going quite well until Laci spotted something that concerned her. Leyton was adding a little sugar to his stroganoff in the form of apple juice. I felt transported back to one of my favorite scene's in the movie "To Kill a Mockingbird". Laci was appalled at Leyton's assault on what was in my book, the best gluten free stroganoff I have ever consumed.

I could hear Laci just like she was Scout Finch herself, "but he's gone and drowned his dinner in syrup, He's poured it all over". Does that make me Calpurnia in this scene? If so, then I would have taken Laci in the other room and told her "There are some folks who don't eat like us, but you ain't called on to contradict 'em at the table when they don't. That boy's yo' comp'ny and if he wants to eat up the tablecloth you let him, you hear?"

Well, that boy wasn't our "comp'ny," and I didn't drag Scout, I mean Laci, anywhere. Although, I was a bit disgusted at Leyton's preference for Apple noodleoff. Oh well, he's our one of a kind baby boy (as he is one minute younger than Laci and Seth). Laci looked on in disgust, but then polished off the apple juice drowned stroganoff off of Leyton's plate before moving on to Seth's leftovers as well. Girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do!


CJ said...

Hey! Is your church "on line"? Could I watch the service on the computer?

Jessica Kirkland said...

ummm... Not online, but I think we make copies of each service. Might just be audio copies - I am not sure about video.

Anonymous said...

haha..too cute! That was always my favorite too. Brandon and I got to see the play last year! It was awesome;-)