Friday, March 21, 2008

Cookie Crumbs: Watch Your Mouth

While browsing racks of chocolate....

Scattered Mom: "Hey Jake, what do you like better? Milk or dark chocolate?"

Jake: "The darker the better. Milk gives me a stomach ache. I think it's the milk in it but..."

He stops. His eyes widen and he realizes what he's just done. Milk chocolate comprises 98% of his favorite Easter treats, from the caramel filled Hershey's kisses to a large variety of Cadbury eggs. Mom has made him give up milk, she's restricted the amount of cheese he can eat to practically zero, and she's stopped buying ice cream.

Oh Holy Mother of God, she just can't make me give up chocolate, his eyes say. It's Easter. That would be so wrong on SO many levels...

Jake: "Umm...I mean...I didn't..."

Scattered Mom: "Don't worry. The bunny knows nothing."


Hubs burps, very loudly, in the kitchen.

Scattered Mom: "You're a pig. A very gross pig." (giggling)

Hubs: "Yep, that's me. A pig."

Scattered Mom: "But I love you anyway-you're mostly sexy the rest of the time." (leans in for a hug and a kiss)

Hubs: "Jake going out today?"

Scattered Mom: "Maybe, I can't wait...we'll have all afternoon for.."

Hubs: "FUN"(continued sweet nothings are exchanged, because Jake isn't within ear shot)

Jake comes running into the room, brushing past and picks up the phone. That was sitting. ON. THE. COUNTER. Beside us. With an 11 year old friend on the other end.


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