This morning Princess tells me she wants pizza.
“It’s nine o’clock in the morning. The store is closed. We have to go to school!”
She goes over to the refrigerator chanting, “Pizza, Pizza, Pizza.”
Then I get a flashback from the stand up comedy movie, “Raw.” In it Eddie Murphy talks about wanting a hamburger from McDonalds, as a kid. Instead of going to Mickey D’s, his mom decides to make homemade burgers on wonder bread.
(The following clip has explicit language. Sorry, couldn’t find a clean version)
That’s when I come up with another one of my fab ideas.
“You want pizza? Ok then, let’s make some. It’s gonna be better that the pizza at the restaurant.”
She gets so excited!
Princess loves doing things on her own. Mmmm-I wonder where she gets it from. Anyway, I’m not one to stop her from making her own meal. It takes the work load off of me, and besides, who says making pizza can’t be fun?
Before we get started, Princess dons Daddy’s t-shirt; we don’t want to get sauce on her cute outfit.
With a boost from mommy, Princess puts the flat bread in the toaster. She adds the tomato sauce, and tops it off with some cheddar cheese (we were out of mozzarella).
Eddie Murphy jokes about eating a soggy, bootleg burger. Maybe one day Princess will do the same. Even though she may not remember this day, there will be plenty more like this one. Let’s face it, sometimes you have to improvise.
Have you ever had to improvise your kiddos favorite restaurant meal?
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