This must be a very familiar sight for a lot of parents. We usually keep our cabinets locked but sometimes we forget and as soon as this little guy sees, it’s off to the races literally for both of us 😉
My Dad came to pick up the kiddies and I today to spend a day at their house. When I looked outside, I wasn’t impressed. Just when I thought I could take my kiddies to the park soon cause all the snow had melted, old man winter decided to drop by again…grrr.
So out came the winter jackets and head-gear, into the van went the kiddies, and off to Grandma and Grandpa’s we went. Now that I look at this picture, I realize I must be challenged at colour coordinating. My poor daughter…haha.
Not only do the kids love going to my parents’ house but so do I cause there’s always free food, and who doesn’t love free food? My Mom made some siu mai for us. This is the only pork meat I’ll eat. She makes them extra lean for me. These are nothing like the dim sum ones, they’re more like pork meatballs.
I stuffed them into a baguette and made a siu mai sub. She also made shrimp salad rolls. These are usually stuffed with slices of fatty pork meat but she knows to leave those out for me. It’s not so much that I’m worried about the fat, it’s more the chewyness and texture of the pork skin that deters me.
Of course while I was having lunch, someone continued getting into trouble. If you’re wondering what’s happening in the background, that’s my Mom doing a pedicure on a client. My parents turned half of their house into a salon.
This is her doing threading on a client. I’m not even going to attempt to explain what that is so I just linked it. If you look closely you’ll be able to see the string. Any of you ever tried this before? Definitely one of the coolest but strangest hair removal techniques I’ve seen.
Whenever we go to my parents’ house we usually stay for dinner as well. Tonight we had oven roasted eggplants topped with green onions and some fish sauce, stir-fried ong choy (definitely one of my favorite Chinese dishes), pan-fried eggs, pork meat, and some kind of Chinese herbal soup.
I guess I can say their house is like my own restaurant cause you know how parents are constantly trying to feed their kids. Except this is better cause it’s free 😀 It’s also my own salon cause we get free haircuts after dinner when needed. And it’s my own supermarket cause sometimes I even take groceries home. The fact that I’ve moved out of their house doesn’t stop me from still being a freeloader 🙂 Oh and I almost forgot to add the free babysitting service we get there too. I’d have to say, parents rock! I hope I’m as good a parent to my kids as my parents are to me. Hope you had a good hump day.`