Valentine’s Day Mixed Media
It’s almost indistinguishable from something my kids bring home from school: macaroni balanced on coloured blobs with a drizzle of yellow goo over the top.
“Happy Valentine’s Day, darling.”
Like them, he’s oozing pride at his creation, waiting for my expressions of wonder at the mixed media delight before me.
Except the kids don’t expect me to eat theirs, just stick it on the fridge and kiss their foreheads. He’s going to want a whole different reward, and I have to choke this down first.
I should’ve ordered in. Actually, I should’ve kept husband 1; at least he could cook.
39 responses to “FF – Valentine’s Day Mixed Media”
My description of macaroni cheese, exactly! Nice one, Elmo!
I make my kids the boxed stuff as a treat meal, but I have no interest in it myself, not even the ‘real thing’. Luckily, I’ve stuck with Husband 1.
I bet the kids love it. I like cheese and like a little pasta. I hate bechamel sauce, combine the three and its just a bowl of gunk ha!
Luycky husband 1! I’m creeping on 40 and never had so much as a kiss yet.
Great last line
Ha, I’ve been there with the latest creation brought home from school! Very well written, made me chuckle.
Just don’t eat it, Iain!
I love the description of his cooking as mixed media. Really descriptive. Great story 🙂
Thanks David. That phrase came to mind looking st the picture and the rest just flowed from there!
A sense of regret at the end; there should be no reward for abysmal cooking and destruction of a macaroni dish.
True, but sometimes romance calls for a little white lie, I suppose. Maybe she doesn’t need this guy OR husband 1.
A dilema indeed. But the thought counts. Husband #2 deserves a kiss for that.
I assume he has other things to recommend him, but her distaste for any sort of ‘reward’ doesn’t bode well for this relationship
This gave me a chuckle. I love the comparison of the husband’s special dish to the kids’ creations. ❤
It’s always fun to raise a chuckle, Rochelle, so I’m glad I did it this time!
I have lived this. We do appreciate their strengths more after they are gone.
Absolutely – and I’m hoping Husband 2 has other strengths she can appreciate while he’s still around.
Maybe husband 3 or wife 1 will suit her better. I enjoyed the description of the macaroni dish as mixed media or something the kids dragged in.
You might be right, perhaps she should try a wife next time.
Life is so full of difficult decisions. My kingdom for the truth. 🙂
I’m generally a fan of the truth, but perhaps there are times when it is worth varnishing it a little for the sake of the relationship.
I think there are such times. 🙂
The things mothers do for children should NOT have to be something a woman does for a man… I’m trying not to picture his concoction 😉
haha, best to keep your mind away from that image, Dale, I agree. I think we all have to be gentle in our critique at times, but maybe not overly encouraging in the face of yellow goo!
This is very funny. The best sort of thing to read as Valentine’s Day approaches, and blogs and lives are saturated with mushy stuff.
We need a balance, that’s for sure. I love a bit of mush, but it needs some spice and a little bit of crunch or it turns into goo 😉
what a dilemma every busy mother has to face to sometimes. i wish her luck.
I’m sure she’d appreciate it. A JustEat subscription would probably help her too!
I love macaroni cheese, sadly many can not cook even simple items…. Yet their are so many cookery books out in the world,
I don’t find most of the books are great at the basic skills – you need to know the differences between beat, whisk and fold, for example.
Awww, anything that’s cooked for me, well almost anything, I’m happy to eat, if I didn’t have to make it! I’m sure she’s grateful. Have some wine, it will taste fine!
I’m inclined to agree. I love it when someone else cooks… and handles the kids’ critique too!!!
So long as they don’t slip any chilli in, my critique will be kind!
😆 LOL oh dear.
I’m grossed out thinking about it haha. But the kids ones are always cute, in a grown adult not so much… especially as food
Yeah, it’s one thing to hang it on the fridge, quite another to eat it!
Yipes! Maybe the 3rd one will be the charm.
haha, it’s possible her selection criteria could use some tweaking!
Oh this was very much fun.
Ha ha ha ha ha tee hee! CUTE!