Sarcasm and Pizza Toast

When one of my kids is trying to show up another one who is currently under discipline, the conversation might go something like this:
Parent: “Jireh, stop banging on the table with your fork.”
Miriam: “Mommy, mommy, I’m not banging on the table with my fork.”
Me: “So what do you want, a medal?”

Similarly, whenever the kids say something boring and unremarkable, I reply with a rather sarcastic, “Congratulations.”
Example: “Mommy, I took a bite of my food.”  “Congratulations.”

Apparently they have caught on, because the other morning Miriam told me something she must have immediately realized was boring, and then followed up her own comment with a wry, “Congratulations.” I couldn’t help but laugh. Then for some reason Jireh chimed in, “Yeah, congratulations, Mommy Toast.” Which is now what they say every time they give me unappreciated kid news.

And speaking of toast, it’s what’s for dinner. Here is my easy recipe for one of those days when you just want ’em fed & in bed with no passing go.

Pizza Toast
(serves 4)
8 slices of bread
1/2 cup or more of plain tomato sauce
1 tsp pizza seasoning
4-6 oz mozzarella

toast the bread
mix tomato sauce and pizza seasoning
spoon 1 tablespoon of sauce on each slice of toasted bread
top with mozzarella
warm in oven or toaster oven until cheese is melted
top with more seasoning if desired
enjoy (the peace and quiet once those noisemakers are safely in bed)!

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7 Responses to Sarcasm and Pizza Toast

  1. Momof2js says:

    I love the use of sarcasm (and I’m going to steal your medal line). Most days, in response to my responses to him, Jacob says, “now mommy, that was sarcasm, right?” ha ha!

  2. Hey…I needed that pizza recipe tonight!!  My kids are still up and I thought I threw something simple together.

  3. tolovemercy1 says:

    Sarah, I laughed out loud reading this. Thank you.

  4. holliep says:

    My kids get a healthy dose of sarcasm daily. Glad to see I’m not alone in this.

  5. hee hee… loved this post!! 
    [my] dave and i make tortilla pizzas quite often – – your recipe on a tortilla, in the oven for about 10-15 min.
    another alternative for us: use BBQ sauce instead of tomato sauce, preferrably with co-jack cheese! yumm

  6. We have mini pizzas on bagel squares. Rick loves them!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Sarah, That was pretty funny! We have a tendency to be sarcastic around here too. I like to say “Master of the Obvious, strikes again!” I’m sure once Gabby starts talking she’ll get the hang of sarcastic remarks really quickly.LOL!

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