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Monday, January 9, 2012

Who Knew Bologna Was Such A Treat??

Yesterday afternoon my husband had gone to a nearby town to get a few things.  I called him while he was on the way. I called him and asked him to pick up a few extra things.  One of those things was  bologna, which we never buy, but our children enjoy when they are at finger-food church meals or when visiting their grandparents.

Our three boys were busy moving two of the boys to their new bedrooms.  The youngest, Tyler, (aka Biscuit from The Chronicles of Biscuit series I post about often) wasn't working very hard and the two older ones were getting a little aggravated at him.  Finally, after hearing too many "discussions" coming from the bedroom, I hollered (yes, that's how we do it around here :) for Tyler to come to the kitchen.

When he got to the kitchen, I said, "Tyler, if you don't start helping your brothers, you're not going to get the special treat your daddy is bringing you home from Frederick!"  He asked what it was.  I said, "Bologna!"  His eyes got big and he was soooooo excited!  So were the other boys when they found out!  It was so funny just how excited they got about something so simple as a package of lunch meat!  It helped that we also had another rare "treat" in their eyes:  white bread!  And it was Wonder, my childhood favorite.  We usually eat only 100% whole wheat!

So, since the boys were so excited, I told them that after worship Sunday night, I would make them fried bologna sandwiches.  I made a big deal about it.  I told them my dad would make them when I was little and how it was cooked a special way and all.....really played it up to be big.  One of the boys even asked if I would be breading chicken fried steak!!! (Wishful thinking on his part :).

I got a huge kick out of showing them how to slit the bologna, so it wouldn't puff up too much in the middle.  I nicknamed the bologna PacMan, since it looked like the PacMan on the game.  I made them their fried bologna sandwiches (and also one for my husband and daughter), then called my dad to tell him the good news about his grand kids enjoying one of his still-to-this-day favorite treats!  Dad said to tell them they were enjoying a delicacy.  Who knew a fried bologna sandwich was a delicacy???!
Isn't it neat how the minds of children are sometimes?  A small, little (and yes, not really healthy) thing provided joy to my children last night....especially to the youngest (and I think my husband enjoyed it quite a bit, too!).  Maybe we need to be more like children sometimes:  excited about the little things in life.

*FYI:  I don't eat bologna.

On this GRATITUESDAY, I am grateful for the little things.  They mean a lot and sometimes even provide great family times together that will result in special memories for you and your children.

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Jerry A Powers said...

I remember having fried bologna sandwiches when I lived in the Waugh house at the Tipton Home! Yes, they were a treat for us as well.

Thank you for your messages Lori - I appreciate them!

Jerry Powers

Lori said...

I read Joe your comment about the sandwiches. He replied, "YEP!" :)

Thank you for your kind comment about my blog, Jerry. I appreciate it!

Have a great day! Lori

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