Friday, August 14, 2009

King Michael

Making meals is always a chore, but I have a particular dislike for lunch. I think it should be banned on account of being the most annoying meal of the day. This is why lunches around here generally consist of such gourmet fare as tortillas and cheese, macaroni, or a can of spaghettios. I will throw in an apple or a handful of baby carrots as penance for the fake food, but anything beyond that is just too much work.

So yesterday, when I knew I had dinner leftovers waiting for me in the fridge (a rarity during tax season, since the lunch blahs generally extend to dinnertime when David is not home to eat), I decided it was worthy of a small celebration. So Michael and I ate our leftover chicken and rice on the couch instead of at the table. Well, I sat on the couch. He snuggled himself underneath one of the couch cushions and demanded that I spoon-feed him on demand. "More! More!" he ordered in a kingly fashion (due to his upside-down position and wide-open mouth, it did feel rather like I was feeding grapes to Caesar). But since he was devouring the broccoli and chicken without complaint, I laughed instead of demanding that he sit up like a normal person.


He is still on a kingly kick this morning, having just yelled from his throne (where he is taking in an episode of Little Einsteins), "I want orange juice, Mom!" I did insist that he change his tone and ask politely for a drink ("May I have...?" is just so much nicer than "I want!") but since he just ran back to his former position and demanded that I join him this instant, I'm not sure the lesson is really sinking in.

Ah, well, I suppose I can indulge his royal demands for now. After all, his reign will only last till February, at which time he is expected to be dethroned by not one, but two royal hopefuls.

This could get interesting...

17 comments:

Bonnie said...

In case that was too cryptic for you, we're expecting twins!

But mostly, it was just a test to see who reads to the end of my posts.

kws said...

Congratulations!! What great news! Also, just so you know I read to the end of every post... I just never comment. Unless you're offering free books or announcing you're pregnant.

Brooke Snow said...

Major congratulations to you!!!!! This is so exciting! I hope you are feeling well... and just so you know, I always read to the end :)

The Davis Clan said...

Bonnie, I am so happy for you two. Congrats and good luck with twins. My sister's are just 9 months old. Nice how you snuck that little announcement in.

Sara said...

I'm so excited for you!!!! And, as a clue in to how hormonally insane I am at the moment, I'm weeping at my desk (in joy, of course).

I can't imagine going from one to three kiddos ... of course, at the moment, I'm struggling with how on earth I thought it was a good idea to go from one to two!

((hugs)) I can't think of a better person to have such fabulous news.

fiona said...

Yahoo! The announcement! And a very sneaky one, at that! Can I just say again how excited we are for you?? Well, we are. Very :) I think "interesting" is an applicable word, if somewhat of an understatement... ;)

Julia said...

I'm glad your royals are out in the open. Congrats!

Amy said...

Wait, what?! You sneaky woman, you! I can't believe you had the patience to get through typing that post without suddenly turning on the Caps Lock and screaming through text, "I'M PREGNANT!!!!...WITH TWINS!!!!" My jaw just dropped when I realized what you meant!! I can't believe this...I'm SO extremely happy for you, I have tears welling up in my eyes! Man, I hope you enjoy every second of this new journey. LOVES! from AmY

The Davis Clan said...

So my question to you Bonnie and David, is how much will your starting bid be?

Oliver said...

I never read to the end. I didn't know you were pregnant until Kristin told me to read to the end of the post.

I kid. I kid.

Kristin said...

Okay, how goofy am I? I already knew this, and yet I sit here tearing up as I read your post. And I don't even have Sara's excuse of pregnancy hormones to blame it on. So, so, so excited for you. But you knew that. :-)

Cameron and Nonie Gay said...

Hurray! and COngratulations Darling! You sure are catching up to me quick, but only for a little bit. Love you and I'm so happy for you. That's absolutely wonderful, and really I'm going to quit gushing and let you get on with life. :)

Twinkies said...

OH MY GOSH!!! Congrats. We are so excited for you guys. After the first three months you'll absolutly love having twins. Plus Michael will love having two to boss around and play with. Congrats again. Can't wait to find out if they're boys or girls.

Team Scovel said...

Congratulations to all of you. I was reading and told Day, you'd better read this post! We were surprised and are very happy for your family. We look forward to the future arrivals!

foculbrown said...

Long live the kings and queens!!!

Misty said...

Congratulations Bonnie and David. I am very happy for you. Best wishes to an happy and healthy pregnancy.

Rob and Erin said...

Yay! Congratulations!!! February is the best month for babies, this year anyway :0) Wow, twins!!! I'm so happy for you guys, Michael's going to be an awesome big brother! They'll think he's sooo cool! Anyway, congratulations again!!!