Mrs. LIAYF, Lukas and I were traveling home a couple of nights ago we realized that *surprise* we weren't in the mood to make dinner.
"Let's stop for some take out" I suggested
"Great, how about Chinese?" Mrs. LIAYF responded.
"Noooooo!" cried Lukas. "I don't want CHINESE! Yucky!"
"But, You've never even had Chinese food buddy" I nearly snorted. "Just give it a try. Like, Green Eggs and Chinese".
He was unconvinced though. "No, I don't like it!" he whined.
I don't know what was up. Maybe it just sounded like a vegetable to him.
And, just as I was about to tell him "Tough, we are getting it anyway, and I'm sure you'll like it", Mrs. LIAYF interjected with this alternate tactic.
"Okay Lukas why don't we try something else? Why don't we try out Ho-Win food instead?* It's yummy and Ryan and Ella across the street just had some yesterday and they really loved it. Is that a better idea?"
"Yeah! That sounds good! Let's get some of that instead!" he enthusiastically responded.
Mrs. LIAYF and I just turned our eyes towards each other and grinned as we pulled up to the take out restaurant.
A little while later we were all gorging on healthy portions of Spring rolls, Cashew Chicken, and of course General Tso's famous Ho-Win Chicken.
It was actually pretty good, but my fortune cookie on the other hand was pretty lame. It read: Someone is going to give you something.
I lamented for a while about not getting something more profound inside my treat. That is, until I realized that that probably a pretty standard fortune for a Ho-Win cookie.
*Ho-Win is the name of our local Chinese Dive.