Monday, August 16, 2010

Eat your dinner, there are starving children

No cupcakes for children who don't eat their dinner
You been sittin' there lookin' at that plate for a long time.  You're not getting any dessert until you finish that food.  There are a lot of starvin' children in the world, going to bed hungry.  You don't want to be one of them, do you?

What do you mean you don't like greens?  There's nobody in the town of Cloutierville that don't like greens.  Foolish business.  And get your hands out of your lap where I can see them.  Who knows where they've been diggin'.

You know when you don't eat your food, well that's not gratitude.  I spent the whole day cookin' over this hot stove, and all you have to do is dig in.

A little piece of meat, some greens and a small potato.  I don't want you to be one of those kids who gets real fat cause they get overfed and don't eat proper.  But you eat those greens.  They's a Southern tradition.

Children are going hungry, and all you do is complain.  As for you, as long as you eatin' in my house you is gonna clean that plate.  And no sneakin' out the door when I's not watchin'

Darn that kid.  Does it every time.




2 comments:

  1. I remember spending the night with my friend way back then, and you know you did dinner with the whole family too.
    Well my friend had 4 brothers, Dad at the end of the table, Mom to his left, my friend (youngest) next to her, and all the big brothers across the other side. His Mom ran that line by the table, my friend's brothers across the table: "Boys eat your livercheese, there are Starving Children in China"... to which some fool replied, "Oh yeah? Name 3 of'em."
    We think it must have been Van, because his seat was suddenly empty and he was screaming in time with a belt from the front bedroom of the house, literally teleported there in a split second by Mr Kelly, probably before Van's fork had even fallen to the table.

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  2. You betcha those kids got their comeuppance.

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