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Thursday, March 12, 2009

You Can't Do That in Boston!

I just woke up Johnny from a sound-sound sleep. It's his birthday on Saturday, and my sister wanted to know if he has a favorite kind of cake. After all these years, I didn't know, but I thought if I woke him from the dead to inquire, he wouldn't remember being asked.

And I was right.

"Johnny, do you have a favorite kind of cake?" I asked.

"Yes," he said, and rolled back over.

"No, no, honey. Sorry. What I meant to say was: What is your favorite kind of cake?"

"Strawberry shortcake," he mumbled. "Why?" But I ignored the question.

Five minutes later he was up, on his way to the bathroom in his jockey shorts and -- having forgotten already -- wanting to know why I woke him up.

"I just thought it was time," I said. "You have a lot to do today!" Which, conveniently, is true.

"Huh," he said, scratching his head with a sleep-floppy fist.

"I was having a shit in the middle of Boston Common!"

I'm going to go ahead and assume he meant in a dream.

Oh, and he's not getting his strawberry shortcake, either. Because my Football Buddy's making it for him with her mom, and she needs FROSTING. Maybe, if he's very good -- and if he turns out to remember being asked -- I'll make it next week...


su said...

have her make a Strawberry shortckae princess cake!!!!!!!!

pork luck said...

ooh! Johnny's Birthday!!! Ohhh! ok, i wonder how i can send a pint in the mail?

ege said...

Su -- You mean the Strawberry Shortcake doll? That would be pretty funny, I hadn't thought of that!

PorkPie -- Um... put it in a ziplock bag? No, yuck. Um... freeze it and pack it in dry ice? No, yuck. Um... dehydrate it and send the powder? No, yuck. Plus you'd probably get arrested for anthrax. Um... send a pint of something else, like cold cream, and just pretend that you misunderstood? No! Yuck! Hm. I guess there's no way. Ah well, it's the thought that counts, 'tis.

Anonymous said...

Oooh, a strawberry shortcake doll cake - brilliant!

su said...

Yuppers and not the new fancy one either

Sparkle Plenty said...

Man oh man oh kid. I could make use of some strawberry shortcake this afternoon. Yes! Oh, yes I could!