The best excuse ever

Last night, we sat down to a lovely dinner of garlic chicken, baked potatoes, and green beans.

Since Einstein has now decided to go vegetarian, he was sitting down to half of a baked potato and a nice big serving of green beans.

Usually, we eat canned green beans. They’re not great for you. Fresh is best, frozen is secondary. But we like the canned. They’re nice and soft and smooshy and salty. However, last night, we were eating frozen. (My Mom was serving and she has a thing against canned beans.)

Einstein took one bite of those bright green veggies and made quite the sour expression. He spent the rest of the meal whining and complaining about having to eat the green beans. Finally, I asked him to tell me exactly what he didn’t like about them. After all, we eat them quite regularly. What made them so different from the canned variety?

He thought for a minute, scrunched up his nose and said “They’re too….SQUEAKY.”

I was pretty impressed. Needless to say, the beans were scraped into the garbage. Einstein left the table with a little smug look of triumph, and I left chuckling.

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3 Responses to “The best excuse ever”


  1. 1 YankeeAmanda November 28, 2006 at 9:12 pm

    He’s right, they ARE squeaky.

    NaBloPoMo rocks!

  2. 2 sunShine November 29, 2006 at 10:45 am

    THe kid gets a “A” for creativity. Squeaky green beans? We always eat the canned ones too, they are just easier!

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