Friday, January 27, 2012

Vignette from the Common Household

Youngest Daughter is in the kitchen baking a cake, singing the song “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” from Mulan with her own lyrics:  “Missus, I’ll make a cook out of you!... Let’s get down to stirring... with all the strength of a raging pie crust, as serious as the dark side of the cake!”  Earlier this afternoon, tired of her wasting her brain in front of Phineas and Ferb, I gave her a choice: “For dinner tonight you are going to make either a vegetable or a dessert.  You pick which one.”  She will not let me see the recipe she is using.  Maybe it’s carrot cake, which would qualify for both categories!

Meanwhile, Son is at the piano, pounding out John Williams' theme from the “Superman” movie.   It has a lot of octaves and loud chords.

I am in the office, agonizing over the date of next year’s retreat, listing the tasks my aunt needs to do to be ready to move to the retirement home, and trying to ignore my sore throat and impending cold.

Oldest Daughter is at college, doing who knows what, but probably pining away for the care package that I have not sent to her yet.  Sorry, sweetie!  I didn’t get to it yet.  But don’t worry, it will not have any singing rabbi dolls in it this time.

My husband is at work.  Good thing one of us did some work today.

What's going on with you right now?


Anonymous said...

Dinner is being made veggies and Lentils and hoping that the Sun will shine tomorrow,I have the song from Annie playing in my head :THe Sun will come out Tomorrow --you do know who I am :)

Common Household Mom said...

Dear Anonymous,

I do know who you are! I also hope the sun will shine tomorrow.

Cassi Renee said...

So, what did it turn out to be? I hope it was yummy :-)

I made biscuits this morning to try to entice Emma to eat something. They were yummy.

Common Household Mom said...

She made peanut butter muffins. They were good - light and fluffy. I hope Emma is on the mend.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Gotta admire a girl who cooks AND makes up her own lyrics while she's singing.