Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mom Toast or Why I Think My Toaster May Explode

Honestly? I have made more toast in the past few days than I even want to count.

Mom Toast is the special little treat our kids get when they are sick. It is simply the fluffy processed white bread, toasted [on setting 3], buttered [with or without cinnamon depending on their tummies] with the crusts cut off and placed oh' so prettily on a plate [I am the food Ninja when it comes to food placement]. And there is usually herbal tea in a china cup involved.

Eventhough only one kid is sick it is inevitable that the other one feels slighted and "doe eyes" me into making her Mom Toast too, so we are approaching 8 slices at once. Then I turn around and Dad is sticking his bottom lip out and the number approaches 12 slices...and? Man, that is A LOT of crumbs on my counter Tadpoles.

I hate crumbs. [You simply cannot clean ALL the crumbs. Do you notice this too? There will always be crumbs somewhere. Well there would be, unless I let Scooby lick the counters. Which I am not going to allow., not going to let the dog lick the counters. Although.....]

But I hate a sick baby worse, so Mom Toast it is.

All is not wasted tho'. The doggies love themselves some crusts. They just love Mom Toast days.
You're welcome Wonder Bread. You can send my residuals via Paypal at my email. Thanks.

ETA: This is the stupidest thing I have ever posted, isn't it? I am way beyond officially a Mommy Blogger. Send the rope. I will pay the postage. Sigh. I didn't realize how really not cool I am anymore. Oh well. It takes some of us a while.


Amy said...

so sorry the kids are sick.

My vote is mom toast w/ cin. and sugar.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

No hot tea with lots of honey? Goes well with the toast, you know. It could be worse.... husband could be sick.

I love your post!

Jeannie said...

It's been so long since I had young ones, I don't remember what I might have made when they were sick. It sure didn't include cutting the crusts off though. Maybe tea. Toast. Soup.

However, my oldest has the flu now and I haven't made him anything special. His girlfriend brought him chicken wings last night though. Does that count?

Diane Laney Fitzpatrick said...

Snap out of it, Skippy. That was so not a bad post. It made me think about when I was little and my mom would make me cinnamon sugar toast with lots of butter (because my mom put lots of butter on EVERYTHING) and we'd have tea.

But when we were sick, we got whiskey in the tea. And honey.

Feeling nostalgic right now.

Gail said...

I love your post today. It is nice for you to treat them special like that but not nice that they are sick.

Hope everyone is well soon.

RVVagabond said...

Cinnamon sugar toast. You've just made me miss my mom. Mom broiled her cinnamon sugar toast--made it crispy crunchy on top. Hot chocolate with marshmallows because ours was a cold wintery night treat instead of a sickly child treat.

And me on soft food because I just had a tooth pulled. *sigh*

Word verification is coluckl, which is that stuff that gets all gunked up in your throat when you are ill so that you deserve Mom toast. (yeah, yeah, I'm reaching here but my mouth hurts!)

life in the mom lane said...

My daughter who is away @ college recently had the flu and it was the first time she was sick away from home.

She told me she missed having me there to make her toast & bring her gingerale...

There is nothing like the mommy touch when it comes to a child (regardless of their age)being sick- we moms have super powers of healing... just a touch, a soft word, or even toast can make all the difference in the world. This was a GREAT post. Brought back memories of times I miss.

ellen abbott said...

My kids are long grown. I hope everyone is well now.

For some reason, I just went back and looked at my very first post and saw the comment you made at the beginning of October. Oh my gosh, I can't believe you read my whole blog! thank you so much. I hope it is continuing to be entertaining.