I woke up this morning thinking about sushi. We are currently stuck in the house due to snow with no chance of a sushi run happening anytime soon.
Why sushi I laid there wondering?
I wasn’t thinking about eating sushi, I was thinking about Anna dressed up as sushi. Anna would tell me what she wanted to be for Halloween each year and a couple of years ago she said she wanted to be sushi. This was not an odd request from my girl. Her and her Mama frequented Sushi Town on a regular basis. In fact, Sushi town was the first restaurant that Anna ever went to. She was 2 weeks old and sound asleep in her car seat while her Mama and friends enjoyed a couple of rolls and some miso soup.
From the car seat to the high chair on wheels to sitting on her own stool, Anna and I would chat about life and what plate we were going to pluck from the conveyer belt next. We would sit down, look at each other and one of us would say, ” this was the best idea ever.” This became a ritual for the Dieter Girls, one that I miss terribly. Avocado rolls, shrimp tempura and edamame are her favorites. When I go now I always make sure I get one of each in her honor.
Unfortunately Abigail wasn’t much of a sushi eater. If I was really craving it I could usually get her to go by bribing her with a piece of chocolate cheesecake for dessert. Chances are she probably loved the sushi but had me figured out, if she made a fuss, and I was really in the mood for raw fish, she would get cheesecake. I smile at the thought of her manipulation, both of us getting exactly what we wanted. Time together with the food of our choice.
Today I’m in the mood for sushi and cheesecake, and a dinner out with my girls.