I'm not kidding about the cheese and carbs. The menu for this year's little family Super Bowl party tradition:
cheese and crackers
french bread pizza
soft pretzel bites
spray cheese (you'll see why later)
Rice Krispie Treats
and the Cub Scout cake we
|We always have to way overpay for the cake we purchase. We are known to bid up the price of the cakes grandparents are required to buy for their grandkids. Turn around is fair play and all that jazz.
In order to try to give at least a semblance of balance, I add some protein and nutrients in the form of deviled eggs, homemade chicken nuggets, cut up veggies and fruit, and some summer sausage with the cheese and crackers.
Some kids do well and heed their wise mother's advice to eat some healthy food and refrain from stuffing yourself. Most kids.
But there is always one who thinks he can handle the unlimited junk bar. And we all have to pay for it.
And so a new family rule has been written:
If you feel yourself getting full, then DO NOT eat a piece of cake with red icing.
|Hubby was just a touch horrified that I took a photo when our child had just thrown up. I already had the camera facing that way taking a photo of Giant when the puker ran through. There was no thought involved. Simply instinct.
Buttercup added her own addendum to the rule.
If you are going to puke, don't come towards me.
Moving on to other gross, vomit-inducing topics.
Hubby can't just let us watch a sporting event. There always has to be some sort of prize or reward for the fans who correctly choose the winners.
This year, it was spray cheese.
Each time a team scored, the fans of that team were the proud recipients of a big old spray of cheese right into their mouths. I can't believe we didn't have more vomit.
Thoughts on the halftime show:
I'm not a fan of Beyonce.
Thoughts on the power outage:
We got to witness cutting-edge reporting we don't normally see outside of election years.
And while those players were just lazing around and the commentators were tripping over themselves trying to figure out how many times they could just show replays was too many, did you see who was continuing to work their tails off? Just like they always do.
Their new motto should be "Neither rain, nor snow, nor death of night, nor power outage can keep us from our duty.
Yup. Those cheerleaders never stopped shaking their money-makers throughout the 34 minute delay. Dedicated to their craft, they are.
Although, the graphics guys did get to put in some overtime. It's not often that they get to make new stat graphics on the fly. "Yards since power outage", "points since power outage", "Beers chugged since power outage"... So many new graphics.
Thoughts on the commercials:
Fast and Furious 6? Is that really necessary? After this many years I'm guessing it's less fast and furious and more quick and a touch angry.
Jared has been a spokesperson for Subway for 15 years??? My word, I am old. I remember when his commercials first aired. He lost all the weight while at IU in Bloomington during the same years we were there for Hubby to attend law school. Good gravy, that was 15 years ago??
The E*trade baby is always good for a laugh.
Mio Fit made me giggle. Especially the line "We didn't like the shape of a chicken, so we changed it to nuggets."
I want to be like the Taco Bell Nursing Home Residents when I grow up.
It may not have been funny, but Dodge Ram made a great commercial with "God made a farmer".
Miracle Montana Stain was quite funny.
Leon Sandcastle had all of us cracking up.
Thoughts on the kids watching the game:
There were too many "Kids, close your eyes" moments. Why, oh why, can't football and sex be separated?
We never let the kids stay up for the entire game. The little ones always get sleepy
and head to bed at halftime.
We sent the older kids to bed after the third quarter, but right afterwards the score got within 2 points. (Remember, 'cause of the power outage?) We called the boys back downstairs, as I did not want to be that mom. `Can you imagine if the 49ers would have won, and my boys would have gone to school and said, "Yeah, we didn't see it. Our mom made us go to bed after the third quarter"? I'm mean, but I'm not cruel.
Did you watch the game? Any thoughts to add?
Have a lovely day!