February 24, 2006

Aunty Kathy and the Wee One Chronicles, Part I

***The fictionalized account of five-year-old Wee One’s visit to the Cake Eater pad in the dead of winter.***

Wee: “Aunt Kathy, I’ve organized all of your cookbooks.”

Kathy: “You did?!” They were already in alphabetical order…”

Wee: “Oh, I know, but that’s so boring, everyone organizes alphabetically.”

Kathy becoming a tad bit annoyed: “Boring, what do you mean 'boring'? I am not boring.”

With big liquid brown eyes staring at Aunt Kathy, Wee One said nothing.

Kathy, melting a bit: “Oh, that’s fine. Let’s have a look.”

Noting nothing in obvious disarray, Kathy asked: “How did you organize these, by height of book?”

Wee One: “Oh, no, that’s juvenile. I decided to arrange them chronologically based on latest copyright date. I thought about grouping them based on publisher and copyright, but I thought that might be too confusing, at least, for you.”

At that sound of that, The Husband glanced over at Kathy and made a silent mental wager whether the exchange would culminate in physical contact.

Taking the high road, Kathy continued: “Oh, well, that’s very interesting…”

Wee One: “By the way dear Aunt Kathy, I noticed one of your books, the oldest in your collection in fact, was in dire shape, the pages were loose and falling out. I repaired it as best I could with the elements you had available. Ordinarily, I would prefer to use clear archival tape for a project such as that; however, all I could find from your spouse’s tool box was black electrical tape.”

With that, the child pulled a well used and somewhat lumpy copy of “The White House Cookbook” from behind her back and presented it to her hostess.

As she numbly retrieved the copy from the child’s small hands, The Husband interjected: “Come over here, Wee One. Let me show you my rope collection. I bet you don’t know how to untie a Gallows Knot…”

To be continued.

Posted by Christina at February 24, 2006 08:53 AM | TrackBack

There's just no telling where you'll turn up, is there? "The Wee Eater Chronicles" -- I like it.

Posted by: Bob at February 24, 2006 09:27 AM


Posted by: Oddybobo at February 24, 2006 11:21 AM

oh boy. run for your life, wee one!

Posted by: amelie at February 24, 2006 05:04 PM

somehow it all seems so plausible....

Posted by: caltechgirl at February 24, 2006 05:56 PM
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