Thursday, 22 May 2008

Entertaining Lunch Hour

Usually lunch hour is hectic in my house. With five or six of the kids I babysit sitting around the table, plus my husband and my three children wandering in for their lunches, the noon hour is loud and crazy. Today I didn't have any kids to watch, so I actually got to sit down and eat lunch with my family.

The youngest daughter gets home first, so she and I made tomato soup and toasted cheese sandwiches and had a nice visit while she ate. As she got ready to go back to school, my husband came in and started cooking his sandwich. The older two kids weren't far behind. It was so enjoyable to sit quietly and talk with my kids.

The fun part came when we started quizzing each other. I'm not sure how it began, but we started saying authors names and then trying to figure out which books they wrote. My kids are all avid readers and books are an important part of our home. So even on the authors I thought I could stump them with, they knew the answers. I had to come up with some pretty obscure names to catch them.

We had fun bantering back and forth while my husband sat there and rolled his eyes. He summed up the moment with the statement, "You guys are weird." I guess that pretty much says it all. If this is weird, it sure is fun.


Don said...

That's high praise right there!

Stephanie Humphreys said...

Indeed! It doesn't get much better than that.

Janette Rallison said...

What a great game--Although I'd probably be terrible at it. A lot of times when I read a book I don't pay attention to who the author is (unless I know them). It's nice that your kids already know to pay attention to that sort of thing.

Candace E. Salima said...

Hey Shannon. If you're still interested in blogging for yourLDSNeighborhood, I am in need of someone to post book reviews twice a week on their blog. If you're interested, drop me a line at

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