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Quote of the weekend

Quote of the weekend

July 16, 2007

I was in the kitchen preparing ribs to put on the grill, which meant I was slathering them with barbeque sauce.

My 8 yr old son came over to the counter and looked at what I was doing for awhile.

“You think it looks good?” I asked.

“Oh yes. And it looks so real I can’t wait to eat it.”

Real? Does my food usually look fake I wondered.

But sometimes it is best not to ask too many questions. Like when your child says that they love what you are wearing. And since it is a tank top and a pair of ratty pajama shorts you make the mistake of asking what they like about the particular outfit. And the child goes on to clarify that it makes your tummy look just like a bowl full of jelly. You know, like Santa, Mom. For this reason I have a don’t ask, don’t tell policy at my house.

After a few minutes he skipped out of the room, while I continued to prepare the “real” food.

The next thing I heard was him shouting to his siblings.

“It is SO COOL. Mom is smearing fake blood all over the meat. Fake blood! AWESOME!”

Posted by Chris @ 2:02 pm  

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  1. Jennifer says:


    Oh, am I the first? That’s one good reason to pour myself another glass of wine. (It’s 8pm here)

  2. bluepaintred says:

    grill as in barbecue?

    I didn’t know you could do ribs on the BBQ. how long do you cook them for?

  3. Lisa says:

    I bought some ribs and some “fake blood” thinking I would actually make them. So far, hasn’t happened…..they sound like a good idea.

  4. Anna says:

    He clearly has a future as a special effects artist in Hollywood. You’ll be cared for in style with all his riches in cinematography. That or he is considering a career as a vampire. I want to know how many of his siblings came in to check out the culinary horror show?

    On another note, I must immediately institute one of those opinion policies at my house. Just yesterday my darling, precious, sweet 16 year old fruit of my loins said: Geez, Mom scoot your wide load over so I can get by.

    Yes, she continues to breathe, if only so I may amuse myself when she gives birth and her size 2 low rise jeans are a mere memory.

  5. Gwen says:

    Um, gross. You gotta love boys!

  6. Christina says:

    That is cool!

  7. Woman with Kids says:

    Oh my, you *are* a good cook! Fake blood and everything!

  8. Mama Bear says:

    Take him to Universal Studios. :) He’d really love their fake blood! Too cute!

  9. Chris says:

    grill as in that thing you keep outside to cook your meat stuff on in the summer?

    I cooked them in the oven first at 350 for like 30 min or so. Then put the barbeque sauce on them, and then grilled them to crisp them up

  10. Karly says:

    And he couldn’t wait to eat it? Boys!

  11. Melissa says:

    Kids are great at showing us a new perspective on our everyday lives. One day I was trying to dress “professional” for work. My 4 year-old wrinkled her nose and said, “You look like somebody else. Go put on your brown shoes,” - meaning my brown converse sneakers. I did and she smiled, “Now you look more like ‘Mommy.’” I guess on the positive side, they love us as we are — old sneakers and tummies that look like a bowl full of jelly!

  12. Tricia says:

    OH, that is pretty good!

    Fake blood, I love it.

    Another new talent your kids have found it you, the ability to make food preparation look grotesque! Every boys dream skill in a wife or mom!

  13. diana/sunshine says:

    priceless! i’m so glad you’re able to record these priceless moments (i call them freeze-frames) here on a blog. it will be a wonderful memory.

  14. KathyB says:

    yeah I love how kids have zero tact…while bent over in my bathroom picking up god knows what, my loving son says” you know why I love you mom?” I respond even more lovingly “no why honey?” and he wraps his arms around me and says “cuz you’re so round!” why thank you..makes you feel loved huh?

  15. Summer says:

    LOL Boys are such a hoot. Mine like to tell me I’m “squishy”. I guess that’s a loving way of pointing out that I’m fat. LOL

  16. Crisanne says:

    Blood! That’s too cute!

  17. peepnroosmom says:

    Fake blood! Ha!

  18. Keara says:

    Oh my gosh! That is good!

  19. Faerylandmom says:

    Fake blood??? Yup. You have a boy. ROFL!

  20. Carrie says:

    OMG, that is such an 8-year-old boy thing to say!

  21. Lori says:

    That is too funny!

  22. Karen says:

    Stop trying to outdo me for coolest mom ever. Sheesh. ;)

  23. Jodi says:

    OMG! That is too funny! I must think only a boy would come up with that one because not one of my girls has ever equated BBQ sauce with blood.


  24. daring one says:

    I so fully need that recipe.

  25. genpoco says:

    man i needed that chuckle - my 10 year old would get along great with your 8 year old…lol!

  26. Nicki says:

    I knew there was a reason to be happy about the non-verbal years. Now I have it!!!

  27. Shannon @ Rocks in my Dryer says:

    Ah, yes. Reminds me of the day my son told me he liked my new haircut. “Really?” I asked. “Yeah,” he said, “because the old one looked REALLY bad.”

  28. Sleeping Mommy says:

    I love boys.

    Seriously. A girl wouldn’t have come up with that–at least not just any girl would have.

  29. Jessica says:

    LOL how funny :)

  30. Sunny says:

    Oh Lord. I love the “bowl of jelly” comment.
    Once I had someone come up to me, and say: “You look SO MUCH BETTER today than you did yesterday!” Gee, thanks.

  31. BetteJo says:

    Doesn’t seem to matter what the topic - I’m always smiling when I finish reading your posts~

  32. sarah in the sand says:

    Another great post. Hysterical. You must feel like Calvin’s mother in the Clavin and Hobbes comic sometimes.

  33. t in hd says:

    I KNEW it. I just knew it.

  34. Molly says:

    Laughing!! I love it!!

  35. Su says:

    Thanx for making me feel better, it made me laugh and pull myself out of the ‘morning after’ haze!

  36. Rebecca says:

    Oh that is too funny!

  37. Fairly Odd Mother says:

    You should’ve yelled out, “Oh no, that is REAL blood!”

    But, “don’t ask” is a good motto to have.

  38. Diane says:

    Ahaha! That’s hysterical! At least you know he hasn’t been under the impression you’ve been feeding him synthetic meat up until now!

  39. MamaMaven says:

    Oh, that is a classic!

  40. SeabsLittleCutlet says:

    That is so funny! I’ve been a lurker…but just had to post. :-)

  41. SeabsLittleCutlet says:

    That is so funny! I’ve been a lurker…but just had to post. :-) I’m thoroughly entertained.