Some people sit down to dinner and say Grace. Some people immediately say "Pass the salt". We have a special ritual. We all sit down to dinner, Sarah included, and the conversation is as follows:
Bethie: I DON'T LIKE THIS! (and fires her plate across the table)
Us: Just try it.
Bethie: BUT I DIDN'T SAY PORK!
Us: It's not pork.
Bethie: What is it?
Bethie: I DIDN'T SAY CHICKEN, I SAID HOT DOGS!
This is when Katie gets interested. She watches for any sign of weakness in me or Dan. Weakness is a sigh, or a glance between me and Dan, or some subtlety that only she's aware of. Once weakness is shown, Katie jumps on the bandwagon. It's all over at that point. Last night, we served a lovely turkey and the girls ate hot dogs. Tonight I am trying a new recipe from the Today's Parent magazine. Cross you fingers!