Rockstarism #231 – Now What’s Your Excuse For Not Eating?
#231 The moment he gets in the door..... Rockstar: Mum. See my tummy? (It's a trick question - he probably didn't eat in school again and I've said before that he has totally no tummy when it's empty.) Me: I cant wait to hear your excuse for not eating today. Rockstar: Tsk <mildly annoyed> wha-aat... Me: Without checking I know you didn't eat your lunch - you're trying to get me to say you still have a tummy. You come up with all these reasons for barely touching your school lunch right. Rockstar: Yeah I haven't thought of a new one yet. Me: Well, how bout the truth, you're too eager to go out and play. Rockstar: <reluctantly> Y-eah o-kay. Me: Boring? Rockstar: Yup. <long-suffering, theatrical sigh> Me: Okay, so what great work of fiction have you dreamed up now? Rockstar: Hmm... Ok - Too much cheese in my sandwich. Me: Since when do you not eat cheese? Rockstar: In a sandwich. With salmon. <shrugs> Me: That was sausage. Rockstar: Oh. Hee. Then I didn't know it was sausage. Me: <examining sandwich> There is one bite taken out of it. You knew it was sausage. (In fact he likes cheese, sausage and salmon). And I know you found some new area to play in. (He was just talking about it). What else ya got? Rockstar: How about I'll eat it now? Me: Yes. Please. So Rockstar eats most of his lunch - at 4pm after school - and then his normal huge dinner at 6pm when he declares he's "hungry again." This was taken before he went to school on photo-taking day. I was trying to do something about the bed-head. He was pretending to be a cornered wild animal.