Knight in the Kitchen

posted Jan 2, 2013, 10:16 PM by Smith Moments   [ updated Jul 28, 2016, 4:35 AM ]
June 11, 2012 
While I was rushing around the kitchen (again) cooking dinner (again), the kids were supposed to be tidying up (again), but suddenly princesses in distress were screaming and clinging to my leg (again) because monsters were tormenting them (again)...and my blood pressure rose (yep...again). 

Trying to keep my cool, I made my frustration find a hiding spot inside me for a moment. 

Then it almost exploded out when Cienna (age 3), who was sitting on the counter eating watermelon (again) screamed at the top of her lungs, "Guys!!" 

Just before I launched an attack to stop the chaos (my plan was to out-shout the troops. Smart, eh?), I paused...but this time it wasn't to tuck the madness away. It was to notice the fairy tale unfolding right before my very eyes...in 3D! 

"You have to feed the monster watermelon if you don't want him to get you," Cienna boldly continued with the confidence of a well-experienced knight. 

Kirsten and Allison stopped squirming between my legs and listened as if their lives depended on it. Then they tested the watermelon theory. 

Diggy smiled. So did I. 

I'm glad I didn't miss the climax. 

And we ate dinner...happily ever after.
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