Thursday, June 28, 2007

Mom's Going Where? Not So Fast.

A few months ago I was preparing to leave for a long weekend girl's trip. We sat the children down to make them aware that I would be gone. We explained things might seem a little different, but we assured them Dad would be there to take care of everything.

They looked a little sullen at the news and so to cheer them up, DH shouted, "Four days of fast food! Yeah!"

Immediately D2 was even more visibly distraught. "Don't worry, sweetheart," I consoled, "Mommy isn't going to be gone too long. And you'll have fun with Dad while I'm gone."

"But," she worried with tears forming in her green eyes, "I don't think I can fast without food for four days."


  1. Ah, your daughter is a Mitch Hedberg fan, she simply hasn't been introduced to him yet.

    "I haven't slept for 10 days...because that would be too long."

    "This shirt is dry clean only...which means it's dirty."

  2. Bart,

    And all this time I thought she was a Mommy fan.

  3. Hi Debbie,

    Wonderful. Told in fine style. I'm with her - I certainly couldn't fast for four days.

    Have to say, I didn't see that punchline coming!

    Strong image, too. Is that one of your pictures?



  4. Debbie, That is a compliment to a fine, nurturing mother whose kid does not know what fast food it. Well done~! Keep up the homemade pies and mashed potatoes!
    ~youngest sister Kim

  5. David,

    That photo is compliments of Microsoft Publisher Clip Art. Which, is where I get most of my photos that I do not take myself. I think that even makes it okay to copy. (I was only joking about stealing them from Google Images.) I try to tag most of my photos with a My Pictures tag. When I remember anyway.

  6. Kim,

    That's me mashed potatoes and homemade pie. Every night!

    Truth be told, if DH had said Wendy's for four days whe would have known exactly what the plan was.

  7. Ohhhh......she's adorable!

  8. b.-

    Isn't she? Without even trying she wraps herself tighter and tighter around our fingers.

  9. Now dat tis some good lookin' dog

  10. Dr. Zibbs,

    Wish I could take credit for the photo. Alas, it is from Microsoft Publisher.


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