You know…sometimes life hands you lemons. In this case, my lemon was slimy and made my stomach turn. Let me explain. I make my kids do a few chores every day. It builds character…plus, if they didn’t, the kitchen floor might grow feet and walk away.
A few days ago my kids finished their daily chore of emptying of the dishwasher. I grabbed my clean travel mug from the cupboard and poured one of my (several) daily doses of caffeine. I sat down at the computer to sip my coffee and start a little editing. The flavor seemed off…but when you use as much powdered sweetener as I do, it’s sometimes hard to determine. I reached the last inch of my coffee, and took off the lid to throw the last sip down my throat. As soon as it hit my mouth, I knew something was horribly wrong. Choking and coughing I spit the large, slimy worm back into the cup. What the sam-hell did I just put in my mouth (I’m sure we’ve all said this at one time or another)? Upon closer inspection, I discovered a giant piece (like 2 inches long) of onion had somehow made it through the dishwasher, and landed itself securely in bottom of my coffee mug. Gag me with a spoon….or giant, stinky vegetable..take your pick.
Did that stop me from making my kids continue with their daily chores? Nope. However, I learned my lesson and conduct a through cavity search every morning on my mug.
Today on the blog…one of suspects who let the onion pass with no inspection…My six year old Riley. He is actually my easiest kiddo to take pictures of (even though we took these past his bedtime when the light was pretty, so he’s a bit tired)…he puts himself into random poses and gives me brooding looks…I’m sure you’ll recognize a little blue-steel here and there.
Oh, and speaking of slimy crap in your mouth…I took these last Friday night up in Alexandria…after drinking not one, not two, but three minnows in a shot glass. They were dead…and soaking in tequila, so there was no taste. I will obviously do anything to win a free t-shirt. However, my stomach was hurting during our little mommy/son session together. From now on, I shoot the minnow after I do portrait sessions. Yet another lesson learned. I hope ya’ll are writing these gems down.