Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Poor deprived child

It recently came to my attention that my baby, my little Allison, my poor waif, was living a life of deprivation.

It was brought to my attention, of course, by Allison.
The story goes that we took the girls Christmas 2007, mind you. Julianne went with me, Allison was with Clarence. We did some shopping but had to be back to the church for quiz practice. I took Julianne to McD's and, instead of getting her something off the $1 menu, I sprung for a Big Mac. Her very first Big Mac. I'm confident Clarence fed Allison that night, too, but that obviously doesn't matter.
Of course, nothing would do but for big sister to tell little sister just how wonderful a Big Mac tastes. How sure she is her sister would enjoy one.
Over a year goes by. Suddenly, Allison starts talking about Mom buying Julianne a Big Mac but never getting one for her. I had absolutely no recollection of the event that has so scarred my poor darling. I take them to McD's once in a while. We usually get yogurt parfaits (if you haven't tried one, you should-they're really good-and certainly healthier than big macs). Never does she mention the injustice I've done her while we're in line at McD's. Oh, no. Bringing it up much later is far more effective in producing a guilt trip in your mother. She knows this.

Why this all came out during our visit with Grandpa and Grandma, I don't know. But this post is my documentation of Allison's first Big Mac.
Julianne was right-she did like it.

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  1. HI Karen-Thanks for stopping by my blog. I noticed you live in Michigan. I grew up in East Lansing and lived there for 39 years. You have a very nice blog and a lovely family.

  2. That is sooo funny! My daughter has done things like that! Oh poor, poor children! LOL!

    I will do a tutorial of the paper weight. It is so easy! I will try to do one this weekend or next week.

    Have a great day!

  3. Shocking story! What a poor, neglected child :-)

    Trish B.

  4. hahahaha i have tears in my eyes from laughing so hard. i love you guys! that is SO funny.

  5. Laughing! Oh, they know how to get us!

    I love the fruit and yogurt parfaits!

  6. She is now among the millions who have had a Big Mac!!! We just had 2 for $3.50 deal on Big Macs but it is over!!

    You need to come to CA and have
    In-n-Out burgers!!

  7. LOL! wow! only allison.... well actually, that sounds like something I might do too. But still, it's HILAREOUS!!! I love you guys!!!!

  8. Oh the guilt our children bring upon on us. In my family it's a BARBIE JEEP....I've been informed a Barbie Jeep will be the first TOY my Grandchild (years down the road, I hope) will get from said daughter who never got one!

    (tis a bit more expensive than a BIG MAC tho! ha)


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