The Preslar Family

The Preslar Family
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Sunday, September 06, 2009

Good News, Bad News

The good news is that Troy gave me free time yesterday by taking the kids on an outing.
The bad news is that they went crawdad fishing.
The good news is that the kids totally loved it.
The bad news is that they want to go more often.
The good news is that they figured out how to catch a ton of crawdads.
The bad news is that they caught a ton of crawdads.
The good news is that my kids and I had something to do on a Sunday afternoon.
The bad news is that it involved me cooking and peeling more crawdads.
The good news is that my kids were overjoyed.

I think I'll end it there.

Apparently the kids spent the ride home talking about "how delighted mommy will be when she sees how many crawdads we're bringing her!" and that I would "faint with joy!" I am a very good faker. It makes me laugh that I will go to a restaurant and pay good money for crab legs, which I love, but something about the crawdads makes my skin crawl and I cannot bring myself to eat them. I'm getting better at cooking them without fear and ripping them to pieces without making a face. We're coming along. And Bitty tells me that "crawdads are DEE licious." I'll take your word for it, sweetheart.

5 comments:

Misty said...

Didn't we dissect crawdads in 7th grade science? Pretty sure I did and that kind of ruined me for eating them. Forever. Good for you, though. :)

Keersten said...

Hilarious! I think there is a big difference between crab and crawdads; although the more I think about it, the more uncomfortable I feel trying to find the difference. There's less junk in the ocean to bottom feed on, right? Right???

Windybrook Spinner said...

Shudder. I agree with you completely. Way to be so brave.

Nicole said...

I think it's so funny how much fun our kids can have doing something we as parents are so disgusted by and they could care less! Way to go.

Swimmingmom said...

You're a great Mom Rachel- way to just play along to make them happy.