FF – Valentine’s Day Mixed Media

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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.



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39 responses to “FF – Valentine’s Day Mixed Media

  1. 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.

  2. Ha, I’ve been there with the latest creation brought home from school! Very well written, made me chuckle.

  3. I love the description of his cooking as mixed media. Really descriptive. Great story 🙂

  4. A sense of regret at the end; there should be no reward for abysmal cooking and destruction of a macaroni dish.

  5. A dilema indeed. But the thought counts. Husband #2 deserves a kiss for that.

  6. Dear Jen,

    This gave me a chuckle. I love the comparison of the husband’s special dish to the kids’ creations. ❤



  7. I have lived this. We do appreciate their strengths more after they are gone.

  8. 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.

  9. Life is so full of difficult decisions. My kingdom for the truth. 🙂

  10. 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 😉

  11. 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.

  12. what a dilemma every busy mother has to face to sometimes. i wish her luck.

  13. michael1148humphris

    I love macaroni cheese, sadly many can not cook even simple items…. Yet their are so many cookery books out in the world,

  14. 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!

  15. 😆 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

  16. Yipes! Maybe the 3rd one will be the charm.

  17. Ha ha ha ha ha tee hee! CUTE!

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