I was finishing up dinner while Stephen finished up at the gym. Two girls asked if they could do puzzles in the kitchen, and were followed by a little brother playing with two cars.
Stephen arrived home and we were ready to eat. He helped them finish their puzzles and we started to say our goodbyes.
But we asked first if they had eaten. Yuh Meh Oo & her little brother both said yes, but the other little girl said no. It so happened to be the same little girl that, just earlier that afternoon, Stephen had stopped from being hit by her dad in our yard. Wanting to ensure she had dinner, we invited all three to join us.
So we pulled three extra stools around the table and all five of us climbed up to eat. I had baked fish, potatoes, & carrot soup for Stephen & I. I made some extra Mama noodles for the kids, and we started serving it all up. They tried the fish and liked it, were alright with the potatoes, and stared questioningly at the soup. They devoured the Mama noodles.
Within a few minutes another little boy showed up to join us.
….And before too long, one more girl.
We now had seven of us around a table barely meant for four, and we had eaten our way through two fish, three potatoes, seven packages of noodles, three cucumbers, five bananas, and two apples. …There was plenty of carrot soup left to spare.
We did managed to have the little three year old fall off his stool and spill at least half a bowl of soupy noodles, but otherwise, we had a lovely dinner until 9pm last night, when we said our goodbyes. It was a nice impromptu dinner party, with easy-to-please guests.