Guess What We’re Having For Dinner?

Wito woke up yelling “Hungwey, hungwey, HUNGWEY!” at 5:12 this morning. Now, the hungry part wasn’t so weird, given I currently own the title of Mother To Gigantor, but the 5:12am part was less than desirable for reasons I’m sure I don’t have to explain here.

I let him roll around for about 45 minutes while he yelled phrases such as, “I burped, mommy! EXCUSE ME.” and “Fifty-one, fifty-two, fifty-three, milk time!” (Seriously, people. He’s a counting savant. Also? When we’re driving in the car and listening to music? He names THE INSTRUMENTS that are being played in the song. How in the hell does he know the difference between a guitar, piano, trumpet and violin? OH, ENLIGHTEN ME.)

(Sorry. I just had to get that out there.)

Finally, when I decided to embrace the early wake-up call and drudge my sorry ass out of bed, I carried Wito into the kitchen and asked him what he wanted to eat. We pretty much have a standard high class breakfast menu at Casa Whoorl, which consists of Eggo waffles (Um, Nutrigrain because I, like, really KER about health), yogurt, milk and/or cheerios.

I looked at Wito and asked what he wanted.





“Blueberry yogurt?”


“Sweetie, what do you want?”

“I wan cheekey nunnets and faffel fwies.”



“Um, you want chicken nuggets and waffle fries? Right now?” (6:18am, to be exact.)


I stood there, looking at him and thinking of the two times in his life that we have fed him fast food. (Chick-fil-A, of course! I mean, is that REALLY fast food?)

And honestly? I did a little happy dance because OH MY GOD, I GET TO EAT CHICK-FIL-A FOR DINNER. HELL YES.

I’m off to San Francisco tomorrow morning to attend Blogher. Hope to see you there!

  1. jonb

    July 16, 2008 at 11:10 am

    I can’t tell you how much I miss Chick-Fil-A. We have none in Seattle or the surrounding 100 mile radius..I’ve checked..and have been willing to travel for it.

    Have fun in SF! We’ll be here.

  2. ambient

    July 16, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Chick-Fil-A is THE BOMB. This is my third place where I have to go all the way inside the shopping mall to get my Chick-Fil-A takeout, and I willingly do so. (Yes, three different malls, in three different counties — really guys, would it kill you to open some standalone restaurants around here?)

    I think they fry in peanut oil, which must be the magic ingredient.

  3. kris

    July 16, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    A young man after my own heart. Love that.

    Wish I could see you this weekend. Have fun, lady.

  4. andrea

    July 16, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    We are a little lacking in the counting department, more of a name the animal and sound kind of kid. It is a good thing because after 3rd grade I am going to be no help with the math homework.

    I’ve never had Chick-Fil-A and apparently I am missing out.

  5. slynnro

    July 16, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    you know in college, having chickee nuggets and waffle fries at 5 am is totally normal. He’s just ahead of his time.

  6. metalia

    July 16, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    I can’t believe I’m admitting this, but honest to God, up until a few years ago, I thought it was pronounced “Chicka-filla.” The story of how I actually learned the correct pronunciation is even more embarrassing.

    Excuse me while I hang my head in shame.

    Have a great time in SF!! xo

  7. Momo Fali

    July 16, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    I wish I was going. I’d give anything to see you there. Anything. I would be especially happy to give my oldest sister. Just sayin’.

  8. Kristen

    July 16, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Metalia – Me too. For years, I thought Chick – filla, what a stupid name. Imagine my embarrassment when I realized that I was stupid, not the name.

  9. Jenn

    July 16, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    There is a new chick-fil-a opening tomorrow a mile from my house and the first 100 people get FREE FOOD FOR A YEAR! Mmmmm…milkshakes.

    Also, I think it’s something in the air. Half the moms with toddlers I know had super early morning wake up calls.

  10. Jen

    July 16, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    I too was awakened early with Very Hungry Cries (she’s not quite there yet with the talking, but DEFINITELY knows how to get her point across) Mama is tiiiiired.

    I love Chickfila.

  11. Linda Sherman

    July 17, 2008 at 1:01 am

    Hope to meet you at BlogHer!
    If you get on Twitter, I’m @lindasherman

    I’m giving out Hugs!


  12. Jora

    July 17, 2008 at 6:59 am

    OMG!!! Charlie used to do the whole name the instrument when listening to music too! It would freak us out b/c we never asked him, he would just shout it out. Although he has never been to Chic-fi-la, he may or may not demand in-n-out whenever we pass one on the freeway (I won’t confirm that, however).

  13. Jen

    July 17, 2008 at 7:25 am

    That kid’s adorable!

  14. Kaili

    July 17, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Haha! Fun breakfast request! Haha! Such a smart little dude! Seriously WHERE do they come up with this shit? Jaia does all this hilarious things. Totally cracks me up!
    I really really really wish I could be in SF and meet you in person! Have fun! And a little for me too!

  15. Spandrel Studios

    July 18, 2008 at 3:48 am

    A kid after my own heart! Chick-fil-A is my absolutely favorite fast food. Their chocolate shakes are totally worth the 700 calories.