Originally intended to document my experience of DeLorean ownership, focus is often radical and strange, boring and obtuse.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

'5-Second Rule' Doesn't Apply

As Homer would say, 'Mmm, table-sauce!'

Dinner at my parents has changed drastically in the past couple of years. My sister and her husband have two boys. Boys who like to make messes.

In the past there have been a number of messes made. Messes consist of food. Food is distributed along the floor or table in a chaotic manner. Food always ends up where it shouldn't be.

The carpet gets the brunt of the assault, but some very expensive table linens have been attacked as well. My mom has learned some new math since she entered her 50s.

K+F=H, or Kids + Food = High dry cleaning bills.

Anticipating more food "mishaps", my parents put down a plastic table cloth this weekend, just before the Swiss Chalet dinners arrived. Only a few greasy minutes of peace slipped past before it was put to the test. But this time, it didn't start with the kids.

It was my forty-something brother-in-law who dumped an entire cup of Swiss Chalet sauce all over the table. I guess that's where his kids get it from. But this time, nobody was concerned about the mess. We were more concerned with making sure that tasty Chalet sauce didn't go to waste.

So for the next 45 minutes, we all dipped our fries and chicken in the communal sauce puddle in the middle of the table.

5 Comments:

Anonymous rachel said...

Okay, so I think it is hilarious and awesome that you actually have the car! Very cool-- next time I'm in Ontario, I will definitely take you up on your offer!

5:35:00 PM

 
Blogger ms. creek said...

but, i'd rather dip my:

fries in ranch dressing
cookies in milk
fish sticks in tartar sauce
grilled cheese in tomato soup
chips in salsa
celery in creme cheese
fingers in frosting
naked body in a cold mountain lake
toes in a mud puddle
hand in the cookie jar
strawberries in chocolate

must i go on?

10:30:00 PM

 
Blogger Princess Lo said...

ha ha that is awesome!!!

10:32:00 AM

 
Blogger Martini said...

Oh Ellie, you crack me up.

10:56:00 AM

 
Blogger ms. creek said...

i hope you aren't humpty dumpty!

6:14:00 PM

 

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