Conversations With…: What we have here is a failure to communicate

As every parent knows, there are those days where you just gotta order take-out, because the thought of cooking just seems out of the question. The other day, we ordered Thai food. Now, my daughter has eaten all kinds of “exotic” foods — we’re vegetarian, what choice does she have? — so we weren’t worried about her not liking anything. We got here a garlic dish because we know she likes garlic. We also thought she would like some spring rolls. I was suprised at how enthusiastic she was when I told her about them…

Me: Hey, sweetie, time for dinner… we have spring rolls!
Daughter comes running over and looks at the plate: Where?
Me, pointing: Right there on your plate.
Daughter: Where?
Me: Right there.
Daughter: Where sprinkles?
Me: No no, not sprinkles, spring rolls.
Daughter: Where sprinkles?
Me: Not sprinkles, spring… rolls…

At this point, my daughter ran off into the other room.

She never did eat any spring rolls, but did enjoy the tofu, rice, and baby corn.

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One Response to Conversations With…: What we have here is a failure to communicate

  1. Normally, I’m not a ‘pass it on’ kinda guy. So please forgive me.

    Tag, you’re it. Tell the greater blogosphere five odd things about yourself.

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