Friday, September 9, 2011

Joseph and the Amazing Smiling Potatoes

While making dinner the other night, Joe performed a running commentary on the smiley-faced potato wedges. I ignored him and helped the kids with homework, filled out school forms, and debated aloud whether it was 2011 or 2012. 

Then I actually started listening:

"Hellooo, fellas.  You shouldn't be smiling...."

"Evil Alien Potato."  
"I wish I wasn't dropped on my head as a baby Potato."

"Irish Potato" (because he's talking out of the side of his mouth)
It was a rare moment of Joe indulging a silly stream of consciousness. I hushed the kids and listened as Joe continued assigning personality traits to our dinner.

In just a few short minutes, Joe successfully lifted the dark clouds that a stressful first week of CPS had brought us, and we all happily sat down and ate together.

Reason #82 why it's important to marry someone who can make you laugh.


  1. LQQks like members of the family. Save one for me.

  2. Marianne-I tagged you for this blogger thing going around-

    It's not spam-Promise!

  3. Anonymous - Missy? Peg? I do believe this is one of the first "anonymous" posts I can't ID.

    Gweenbrick - Give me a few days and I'm on it. Thanks!

  4. wasn't me. I don't judge people or smiley potatoes by their looks. Missy

  5. HA! I finally slipped one pass you.