My grandson has discovered that he likes cooking and so his mom (my #2 daughter) has started including him in the cooking process. Of course, this has to also include his little sister (Cat) because anything he does, she has to do as well.
Recently, she was preparing Chicken Marsala and was explaining the ingredients that were to be used.
Jewelry Vendor says, “These are the ingredients we are using today, Spiderman (Lion’s new Blog name). Mushrooms, chicken, garlic, butter, salt and pepper….and a little cooking wine.”
Spiderman, “Mom, can I have a little drink of that cooking wine?”
Mom, “No Spidey. That is for cooking.”
Spiderman, after thinking about which manipulation technique he should use says, “But Mom, Nina (that would be me) lets me drink cooking wine at her house all the time.”
Really? Why me? Why not MiMi, his other grandmother? She is far more indulgent than me. I don’t even own cooking wine. Don’t these grandkids know what a fine line we grandmas are walking on anyway?
So, Mom says, “Really? Why don’t we call Nina and ask her about that? She isn’t supposed to give you cooking wine.”
Spiderman, “NO! Uh…I was just kidding, Mom. It was a joke.” (I might add….a 4 year old joke)
Ok……well…..she and I laughed and laughed about that one. He is going to so get her in trouble at school one day.
We went to my mom’s house last Sunday and right before Spiderman and his family were leaving to go home, Cat found something she wanted and my mom gave it to her. Spiderman, of course, wanted something too and began picking up things asking if he could have them (at my suggestion). None of the “junk” he picked up was something that my mom was willing to part with so, with a downcast face, he started towards the car. My mom realizes the situation and grabs this round ceramic Santa Claus candle holder and hands it to him. Spidey’s eyes lit up as if she had given him…..well….a Spiderman.
In the car, my daughter mentioned something about all the “junk” at my mom’s house (so I come by that honestly)…..to which Spiderman said that he was so happy to get some Santa Junk.
In the next few days, Spiderman didn’t let round ceramic Santa Junk leave his side. He slept with Santa Junk and let all his action figures take turns sitting inside Santa Junk’s belly (the place belonging to a candle). He phoned me and told me about his Santa Junk and asked me if I had any good Santa Junk. Well, if he read my blog (Christmas Decorations Post), he would see that I too have lots of junk and particularly lots of Santa junk. In fact, I told him, I had a good piece of Reindeer Junk. To this, Spiderman said, “Perfect!”.
Today, I ate lunch with my four grandchildren and wanted to take my Reindeer Junk to Spiderman. So, I decided I better find some “Junk” to take to all my grandchildren….teehee. I found two Santas and a little Christmas tree that opened up to a Santa sitting on a chair. I knew my other daughter would be so happy to receive some of my Santa Junk! ha
When I walked in the door, Spiderman’s eyes lit up and he said, “Nina, did you bring me some good junk?” I said, “Did I! I brought Reindeer Junk along with some Junk for the girls.” So, I pulled out of my sack an 18 inch tall, metal, flying reindeer. Expecting “perfect”…..I was surprised when my grandson squinted with his Popeye expression and just shook his head with revulsion and said, “What else do you have?” So, my junk really IS junk!
Ok….well, maybe you had to be there but that kid cracks me up!
It is Alphabet Thursday and I am laughing all the way for my “L” post…..a little late in delivery.