Tuesday, April 25, 2006

All for the love of chocolate cake!!..by kim


While in Montreal a few times ago, we played a trick on Cheese! (I know, some think we are evil cruel parents, but it is so entertaining:)

We were eating at the famous Celine Dion restaurant, Nickles. Both boys had ordered and were eyeing the giant chocolate cake, I mean GIANT!! We made them a deal that we could all share a slice, if they could keep all food off of their shirts! Easy feat for Cheese, perhaps, but almost impossible for Pickles!

After the first bite, Pickles had a splash of something on his shirt, but being the forgiving parents we are, (muahhahahah) and taking into consideration how difficult this challenge actually was (oh, yeah and we also wanted the chocolate cake) we made provisions to the deal. If they dropped something or made a mess, they could take away the mistake by eating a bite of coleslaw. To them that was torture, and quite frankly, as much as I love coleslaw, this was not the best slaw I had tasted, it was pretty bad!

So the whole dinner, Pickles had to keep taking bites of redeeming coleslaw and Cheese only had to have maybe one bite, we were all having such a good time, and the kids really did have fun with the challenge! Now, Cheese is the slowest, neatest, eater there is. For a 6 year old, he takes small bite, puts his fork down, takes his napkins, dabs his mouth, and repeats. Pickles takes forkfulls, avoiding cutting if possible, and missing his mouth frequently, saving the wiping for last!

At the very end, the coleslaw was taken, and Cheese had one bite left, which unfortunately fell right on his shirt! Hahahah, he said, the coleslaw is gone! Well we told him, we have to be fair, so you have to do something now, what will that be? Oh yes, you must tell the waitress, Thank you very much, in your very best French! EASY! He said.....

So the frog says...(the evil, child torturing frog) you must say..."Je voudrais un bisou"!!! And so Cheese, accepted and was fervently practicing, and each time the waitress was coming he was trying and nope, too nervous! So after the 3rd try, he finally got it out!! Success, oh we was sooooo HAPPY! UNTIL, she said "un bisou?" and he said "yes" and so she did, and his face, the proudness, until her lips touched his cheek...OOOOhhhh I don't think I ever have seen this little guy with steam coming out of his ears like we did!!! The cake came and he was almost too mad to even eat it! And wanted the same to happen to his brother!!


This pictures following are from the 3rd time we played this joke on them, suckers!! I actually think they like it! Chase learned this time to say, "Je voudrais une bisou pour mon frere" Which happily for him gave him the desired result that he has hoped for a long time, and then she told him, "If i give one to your brother, I must give one to you too"


We should expect to pay someday, I know this! We won't know when, or where, but someday it will all be coming back to us again!


At April 25, 2006, Blogger Samantha said...

Haha, I love it! It sounds like you guys have so much fun together!

At April 25, 2006, Anonymous Alison said...

That's really cute. And just think -- knowing that phrase could come in handy later, you know, with girls.

At April 25, 2006, Blogger Expat Traveler said...

Oh that cake looks so yummy. It's so funny how your boys are so different in their eating habbits. But in all seriousness, like me, tell pickles to slow down!!! P tells me that all the time...

That was a great trick especially when you don't know the language that well just yet. Be careful though, maybe the frog will pay a trick on you too!

At April 26, 2006, Blogger traveller one said...

When you least ecpect it--- those boys are gonna get you bad!

At April 26, 2006, Blogger moe said...

Too funny!

Ah the price of chocolate cake these days! I bet when they are older they'd be happy to be getting bisous from pretty french girls.

At April 27, 2006, Anonymous Jillybean said...

Hello, I love keeping up with you guys your either so fun, or great story tellers!

At April 27, 2006, Blogger Kim/Thomas said...

We do have so much fun together, the kids love it!

They are, I think looking forward to using the je voudrais, later in life. Pickles always is up for a kiss from a cute french speaking girl, Cheese though, is not too happy about receiving a kiss from anyone but his mummy:)

Jillybeans, you know I'm a great storyteller, but I swear its all really true:) Come on, wasn't I a fun friend in High School??? I miss you so much, I'm glad you can keep up with us this way, and please tell Vicky!!! Now I only need to get you two to make a blog:) ha! *kim

At April 28, 2006, Blogger christina said...

Ha ha! That's so mean and so funny at the same time. I bet they secretely loved it.

My kids are just the same when they eat. The big one, 13, ALWAYS spills stuff on himself. It's like a big joke in our family - what's he going to drop on his shirt next? And the little guy is so neat and never gets a spot on him.

At April 28, 2006, Blogger Pardon My French said...

Sooooooo funny! I loved the pictures.

At February 06, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent, love it! » » »


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