Monday, December 12, 2011
Keep the Receipt
DeNae's Salute to Fudge, Day 12:
Today was one of those shopping days when you left the house announcing that if those dishes weren't done when you got back, you swear, you'd give all the kids' presents to homeless people, you meant it, that kitchen better SHINE, you'd better be able to EAT off those dishes.
However, upon returning home six exhausted hours later you discovered that the girls had used every dish in the house as a candle holder on because what the house really needed was a little Christmas 'ambiance,' and of course they had to borrow dishes from the neighbors to eat their mac n' cheese off of because all YOUR dishes were -- inexplicably -- covered in wax.
And when you shrieked (mouth full of fudge) that you wanted the kitchen CLEAN, you're pretty sure you made that CLEAR, they said with perfectly straight faces and just a touch of wounded bewilderment, "We didn't know you wanted it done today..."
Better have truckloads of fudge on hand, because this will happen more than once during the season.