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Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Hero @ Dinner

My mother used to play a game with me at the dinner table when I was small.
I guess it was out of boredom (or maybe so she wouldn’t kill me because I was such a picky eater!)

Anyway, it went like this:

She would take a paper napkin, scrunch it up in the middle to make it look like a bow (or mustache) put it to her upper lip and in a gruff voice say, “You MUST pay the rent!”

Then she would switch the napkin to her head, as if it was a bow in her hair, and in a high squeaky voice say, “But I can’t pay the rent!”

She went on this way, back and forth between the two characters,
“You MUST pay the rent!”
“But I can’t pay the rent!”
“You MUST pay the rent!”
“But I can’t pay the rent!”  as I would squeal with laughter.

She reached the climax of the game when she put the napkin to her throat, as if it were a bow tie, and in a heroic voice said, “I’LL pay the rent!”

Then the napkin went back to her hair and she would sigh and say, “My hero!”

Sometimes, if I was lucky, she’d throw in one last line as the villain, with the napkin to her lip she’d cry out, “Foiled again!”

It still makes me laugh!


  1. What a cool mom. Mine just yelled, eat your vegetables!

  2. What a great Mom you had.

  3. Sounds like you had a very cool mom. :)

  4. Oh yes... I really LOVE your mom-stories :D & you know what - since I confessed to being reduced to tears by the strangest things anyway, I can say this - I'm so, SO sure you are a great mom too! Can't wait till Son 1 or Son 2 will take time to write a blog about what YOU get & got up to :D


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