For some families it's asking too much to even turn off the tv during dinnertime, so TVLand network got in on the hype and went show-less for a 2 hour period this evening. Seriously, people.
Since we regularly eat together as a family, this wasn't a monumental event for us, but I will let you in on the conversation of tonight - being in the spirit of the "holiday" and all...
Me: SO...everyone think of 2 interesting things that happened to you today.
pause here while people begin thinking of fascinating conversation starters involving the day's events.Mimi: Well, I didn't get hit in the head with a sewing machine.
pause here to mentally award Mimi the Conversationalist of the Year award because - well, dang, girl!Me: You want to expound on that?
Mimi: No. Just sayin' that it's different than what happened on Friday, that's all.
Lizzie: Hey, that doesn't count for one of her things, right? Because if that counts for her, then I want to say that I didn't get attacked by a band of mutant spiders.
Me: Well, see, the thing that makes Mimi's interesting and makes it different is that last Friday, you didn't actually get attacked by..........nevermind.
Lizzie: I also didn't get to ride on a flying carpet today with a prince. AND nobody took me driving yet.
Me: Well, could you stop listing things you didn't do today, and just tell us something you did?
Lizzie: If I promise not to list more things I didn't, can I drive to get the valve oil I need for band?
And that's where I cut my losses and made the deal. We did eventually get back to what people DID today, but frankly, what we DIDN'T was much more interesting.