Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Ice Cream = Pudding Or Lean Cuisine

Mother dear emerged from the kitchen with a frozen Lean Cuisine in her hands. I watched her fidget with it and wondered where this was all going. She opened the box, removed the tray, and peeled the cellophane from the top.

Me: What are you doing?

Mom: I want some ice cream.

Me: That's a chicken and rice Lean Cuisine.

Mom: [Stern and irritated.] I don't know what I'm doing.

Me: Well let's get you some ice cream.

[We go back out to the kitchen and I open the freezer. I point to the half gallon of Pecan Praline ice cream container.]

Me: Here's where the ice cream is.

[I pull it out and set it on the counter to spoon up a dish for her.]

Mom: Don't you have anything smaller? I like those little cups.

[Mom holds up her thumb and index finger signaling about 4 inches.]

Me: Oh, you want pudding.

[I open the refrigerator and point to a pudding cup.]

Mom: Yes. [Smiling.]

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