Monday, April 21, 2008

Learning about ladybugs

I feel a little guilty, but I have been avoiding the constant "circle of life" discussion with R by telling him that the frequent ladybugs we find in our house are, er, sleeping. Apparently our home is very attractive to ladybugs because we find one or two a day that have found their way into our home just to pass on to ladybug heaven. I am not sure why they don't live long in our home...hmm...but sweet R finds one every few days (despite my trying to beat him to it) and brings it to me.

"Look mommy! A ladybug!"

"Ohhh" (to be said with a tone of forced interest/secret annoyance)

"Is it sleeping?"
"Umm, it looks like it is!" (not quite a lie, right?)

"Does it sleep during the day like raccoons?"

"I guess it does!" (again, merely a fib, yes?) "Why don't you put it so it can sleep."

"OK!"

R then runs off to do his normal 4 year old routine and forgets all about the ladybug. Case closed. For now.

On to our meals for the week:

Chicken Parmesan (from the freezer) and Spaghetti Bolognese
Cobb Salad
Baked Burritos
M's Corn Chowder
Chicken Kaffir Lime and Chili Stirfry with Baby Corn and Peapods (sauce is from a jar)

Have a sweet week,
SPC

6 comments:

Deep in the Heart said...

Chicken Parm sound sooo good. We were going to grill chicken, but maybe we'll switch. I'm glad you mentioned the jarred sauce, I was about to get very intimidated. We're doing "Not so sloppy Joe's" one night and I'm hoping to resurrect my Shrimp vindaloo from last week - Brian vetoed it.

Sweet Pea Chef said...

Oh Jenn, please share your Shrimp Vindaloo recipe!

Slacker Mama said...

It was a fine balance figuring out this week's menu, since I don't want anything rotting in the fridge. So, we are doing:

* Spaghetti with Quick Meatballs and Sauce (Leftovers will be frozen as baked ziti)
* Chicken Fajitas
* Rosemary Garlic Balsamic Chicken Breasts, Sauteed Spinach and Salad
* Grilled Chicken Salads (adults) and Grilled Chicken and Veggies (girls)

Steel Magnolia said...

Hodge-podge on the menu this week. I have a meeting tonight and girls supper club on Thursday. Tuesday is dinner at the farmer's marke-yum! dinner crepes for me, quesadillas for H, and bbq for Dan, Wed is grilling out-chicken and Friday is homemade pizza on the grill.

Deep in the Heart said...

It's a Cooking Light recipe. Yummy and a fun way to use up your spices before moving houses.

http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=1041869

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