It has been an interesting year thus far. I think every day is interesting when you are a parent. Especially of 2 and 5-year-old boys. They say and do the craziest things.
The mostly vegetarian husband and I decided that it was time to move the littlest veg kid out of his crib and into a “big boy” bed. The oldest veg kid transitioned very well and we assumed it would be the same for the youngest. That was until I was awakened in the middle of the night to a “thud” (probably when he fell out of bed) and then several “boom, boom, booms”. Each one getting louder. Then followed by some strange whining/ crying. I am assuming that, at 2, he was not trying to sneak out to go to a keg party.
I made it up the stairs in two giant steps. I opened his door- almost crushing him behind it. He was sleep walking into door over and over again. I am pretty sure that once he fell out of bed, he didn’t know where he was and was trying to get out. He proceeded to put on this zombie act 2 more times last night.
Meanwhile, the mostly vegetarian husband slept through the entire thing. I told him what he missed during his beauty sleep. I advised him, “we have a Walker”. It is official, we have a sleep-walker. Not a ‘Walker’ like in that show the Walking Dead on AMC. I have a feeling that I am going to be frequenting the zombie act nightly for a while.
So what goes great with horror movies? Pad Thai! So that’s what’s for dinner:
1 (12 ounce) package rice noodles
1 (14 ounce) package of extra firm tofu (drained, pressed and cubed)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoon white wine vinegar
4 tablespoons fish sauce
3 tablespoons white sugar
1/8 tablespoon crushed red pepper
2 cups bean sprouts
1/4 cup crushed peanuts
3 green onions, chopped
- Soak rice noodles in cold water 30 to 50 minutes, or until soft. Drain, and set aside.
- Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a wok or large heavy skillet. Saute tofu until browned. Remove, and set aside. Heat the rest of the oil in wok over medium-high heat. Crack eggs into hot oil, and cook until firm. Stir in tofu, and cook for 5 minutes. Add softened noodles, and vinegar, fish sauce, sugar and red pepper. Adjust seasonings to taste. Mix while cooking, until noodles are tender. Add bean sprouts, and mix for 3 minutes.
On a side note to anyone watching the Walking Dead; when is it going to get better? I keep feeling like it is going to end up like Lost.