31
Jan
12

What Are We?

Sunday dinners are my favorite.  Normally, the family is in a good mood from a relaxing weekend and dinner is better because I have more time for preparation.  Sundays give us time to talk about the week ahead, reminisce about the weekend, and just catch up on life in general.

Last Sunday, I was particularly happy with my selection of stuffed shells for the main course.  Everyone was happy, except for Jeanette; she does not care for ricotta cheese.  Jeanette was picking at her food until I brought out the shredded cheese.  In an attempt to hide the ricotta, Jeanette was covering her food with the cheddar by the handful.  Brittney, always having to be the boss told her to stop and that “cheese was cheese.”

Jeanette was ready to argue.  “Cheese is not just cheese!  There is Swiss and Cheddar….” Her voice trailed off as she struggled to think of more to prove her point.

Trying to move the conversation along, I decided to help.  “What are we?” I asked.

“People?” She responded confused.  The room erupted in laughter.  A moment later, she said, “Oh, American!”  She joined in with her own giggles.

The rest of our dinner was pretty uneventful.  However, the mood was lightened.  Honestly, the random moment of ditziness was the highlight of the meal.  It was completely unexpected and innocent.  We all have those moments but life is just too busy to pay it any attention.  Thank goodness we have Sundays to slow it down and enjoy the moments.

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