August 24, 2009

Not Me Monday 8-24-09




We have a friend who always brings us her homemade tortillas and beans when she comes to visit. I usually fry up some peppers, onions and eggs to serve with them. Only today, she did NOT. Now, even though, Samuel knew she was coming. And even though he was waiting for her. And even though he was looking forward to those tortillas. When she came in the door, he would NOT ask her where the tortillas were. So there was NO reason for me to be embarrassed. She hugged him and apologized for NOT bringing one of his favorite treats. There for I was NOT mortified now.

The poor kid was NOT so bummed that he mentioned the lack of tortillas repeatedly throughout the day. Nor did he go out of his way to mention it to Allen when he came out of his office at the end of the day. So at dinner I did NOT make tortillas with all the trimmings, just as Maria taught me. We do NOT usually do this for breakfast NOR do we like breakfast for dinner periodically. NO sooner had we sat down to eat and Maria did NOT show up at the door with a bundle of her tortillas, still hot from the pan. Samuel did NOT take mine off his plate for Maria's much better ones either.

And then I did NOT sit by and watch as an all out "war" broke out at the dinner table including sword fighting with kitchen utensils and the lid to my corning wear dish as a shield. There was NOT waded up wrapping paper flying in all directions. And all the kids were NOT trying to get Pa. They would NEVER all rally together to conquer the king.

If any one claims it, I will deny that I threatened to blog about it. I would NEVER blog about such silliness and folly at the dinner table where we insist on respect and decorum. Well most of the time anyway.

And further more, Allen did NOT promise ice cream to the kid who did NOT rise up against him and then give Emma Rose six bowls of ice cream.



As an extra bonus, for those who were wondering, I will tell you that I did NOT pick all the chocolate chip cookie dough chunks out of my bowl and leave the ice cream behind.

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

12 comments :

  1. Sounds like my house most of the time, excpet it is usually footballs flying! And love all that ice cream! When I was in college, my roommate would bring back homemade tortillas that her grandmother would make...if she didn't have them when she came back it was so sad! Have a great Monday!

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  2. What a fun dinner you had that night. Love the sword fighting and the shield. Too funny. Yum to all that ice cream. Lucky girl:)

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  3. I have never had a homemade tortilla. Obviously I am missing out. Your Samuel sounds like my Eli no matter how much I try to prep him he just HAS to speak his mind with TRUTH. Not always a company friendly combination. :)

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  4. Kat,

    You know those are the dinner memories you truly treasure. Those spontaneous, wierd, laugh out loud moments that will long out live their day.

    I am so glad you shared this with all of us. I can just imagine how this all ended! With a big bunch of sighs!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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  5. Oh Kat, How funny and How sweet! What a memory! Dinner time together as a family is the best! I love it!

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  6. Sounds like one lively fun fill dinner table. I love the dinner time!!

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  7. That was so sweet of her to return with her homemade tortillas. Now, that is a real friend! Glad dinner was good and fun!

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  8. Oh you are so funny......and a girl after my own heart with those tortillas and the Mexican food love. (check out my Not Me Monday post today.....I think we make a good pair!)

    loved this whole post!

    xox

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  9. These posts are NOT confusing to read ;) (I'm new to this!)

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  10. What a fun house! You're a great mom. And of course, food always tastes better when someone else (other than mom) makes it. How nice of your friend.

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  11. YUM! Fresh tortillas sounds so yummy...we love mexican food at our house!

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  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Cute Not Me's! How do you do it with seven kids? I'm struggling with two!!

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