Sunday, February 3, 2008

Sunday Funnies


Last weekend we had the rare treat of takeout Chinese food, mostly because I hadn't taken time to cook anything and often my kids require regular meals. I've always said that if they would just give up eating and wearing clothes, I might be able to get a little work done. (Truthfully, I had been busy trying to finish up several little papier mache guys, and since they NEVER complain about being hungry, the time had just gotten away from me.) Our little one red-light town only recently entered the multicultural realm, so the allure of chopsticks and fortune cookies hasn't quite worn off either. In a mere 10 minutes we'd done our part to bolster the local economy, everyone was satisfied, and I could get back to work. We even had enough food left over for lunch the next day--two "birds" with one debit card swipe, double bonus! Sunday after church my middle daughter dutifully awaited her turn at the precious Chinese leftovers and I saw her wince slightly as she watched the supply getting smaller and smaller. (You firstborn children and babies of the family will never quite understand the plight of being "middle." It means getting along at all costs, no matter what.) Anyway, at last it was her turn and there was just enough for one last serving. She carefully popped the plate into the microwave and counted the seconds until mouth-watering ecstasy. Ding! As my darling daughter gingerly pulled the anticipated food out of the oven. . . SPLAT. . . steaming Moo Goo Gai Pan somehow splattered all over the floor. I could almost see her little body deflate, and all she could muster was, "I hate irony."

10 comments:

Leigh said...

hahah.. :)
classic.

The Feathered Nest said...

Awww...that's too bad! I hope she wasn't too upset!

Manuela

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Hi Cathy,

Don't you just love chinese food. I swear I can make at least 4 seperate meals out of just one serving. I felt your daughters pain, watching the leftovers dwindling down. Poor girl.

By the way, I never had a pink tricycle either...how did we ever manage? LOL

oxox
Jennifer

Jules~ said...

I LOVE Calvin and Hobbes and I love chinese food. I totaly understand how your sweet daughter feels. I get that same feeling with the left over pizza around our house.

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Irony is my middle name.

Blondie

BittersweetPunkin said...

I feel her pain...we almost never get take out here and we live in a one horse town as well!!
Hugs,
Robin

Dapoppins said...

Oh! Poor girl...I know about the running out in the middle...hate it when that happens.

Artsy-Craftsy Merchant said...

Your style of writing is wonderful! I loved the "picketing" quote!

Designs by CK said...

Cute Cathy! '-)

Your daughter also found out God does have a sense of humor! LOL

Great read & have a great week!

Best,
Chris :)

KaReN EiLeeN said...

You are making me hungry. Now I have TWO things I shouldn't do while hungry: Grocery Shop and Blog.

Glad I found you in Blogland,
Karen Eileen