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Sorry kid, Your Mom Doesn't Play Well With Others
I usually have a theme for these Fly on the Wall posts. This time I have no theme, just some snippets of what you might see or hear or observe in my house:
Husband: That was good pizza. Did you use real cheese?
When you come into my house from the garage, there’s a bathroom on your right and straight ahead is the mud room/laundry room. The way the rooms are set up, the washing machine sits beside the same wall in the laundry room that the toilet backs up to in the bathroom. So for a good time, you don’t have to read public restroom walls, just come to my house and sit on ?the potty while the washing machine is going through the spin cycle. Oh, and hold on tight.
Son: Is there any cake left?
I just stare at him in disbelief.
Son, again: Mom, is there any cake left?
Son: Why not?
Me: Because YOU finished it and as far as I know it doesn’t regenerate.
Me to husband on a Friday night: Don’t you just love when no one’s grounded and we can drink in peace?
Me to Son: You have a Dentist appointment tomorrow morning.
Me: That wasn’t a question.
Son: I’m sticking with “no”.
Grilled Taco Chicken
Me: Be home by midnight.
Son: Do you want me to call or do you want me to text if I’m going to be late.
Me: Neither, you’ll wake me up, just be home at midnight.
Son: I’ll just tell you now then, I’ll be home at 1:00 am.
Looks like .I’m going to have to explain the whole concept of a curfew yet again.
My other son is a lifeguard this summer. We were talking about a swim class he’s teaching. He told me that one of the Moms asked if her child would be moving up to the next level. My son’s answer? “If she passes this one.”
This is something that you’d actually hear fairly frequently in my home as a tousled, just awakened (again) teenager makes his way into the kitchen at around noon:
Me: Are you looking for something for lunch?
Son: I haven’t had my third breakfast yet.
How you know you’re an invaluable help to your husband:
Me: Can I help you with that?
Him: Yeah, stay out of my way.
Me to son: Hey kid, your Momma’s ugly.
Son turns and looks at me with a blank stare.
Me: Just wanted to see if you were listening. But thanks for defending me, by the way.
Son: You’re mean.
Me: I’m the nicest Mom you’ve ever had.
Son: You’re also the meanest.
Damn kids, beat me every time.
Grilled Taco Chicken
NOTE: I recommend you serve this dish with my Homemade Pico de Gallo. Find the recipe here: Pico de Gallo
3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts cut in half
2 TBSP Salsa
¼ cup Vegetable oil
1 ½ tsp Chili powder
¼ tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp onion powder
A pinch of red pepper flakes
¼ tsp paprika
¾ tsp cumin
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
Opt: Pico de Gallo for serving
*Put chicken breasts into a container of your choice (I use a gallon freezer bag).
*Mix all other ingredients well and pour over the chicken.
*Refrigerate for about 4 hours, mixing frequently to be sure all of the chicken marinates.
*Discard the marinade and cook the chicken on the grill until it’s cooked through.
*Serve with Pico de Gallo