25 May 2007

Butter Slicker

My mother used to eat butter right out of the butter dish. So does her grandchild. Miss M. came into the room with me, looking guilty and holding her mouth all funny, and confessed to having eaten some butter. I went into the kitchen to move the butter dish out of reach, and discovered that she'd been gnawing on it, with teeth. I couldn't believe it. At least my mother used a knife.

Speaking of my mother, she would like me to issue a clarification: she does not watch day-time TV! She thought that I implied that she watched TV while at chemo. She does not - if she is without a companion during her infusion, she catches up on back issues of the New Yorker. Got that?

9 comments:

niobe said...

mmmmm...butter. Though I never thought of gnawing the stick like a corn cob.

Furrow said...

Oh, my! I'm sure we never suspected any less of Moky. (although, if she wants to sneak a peak at The View, I won't tell anyone. I hear that some yummy catfighting going on.)

Stacie said...

Ew. I can't even imagine eating butter straight up.

S. said...

Z.'s technique with butter, as with cream cheese, is *remove from bread with fingers or teeth, ask for more, repeat from *.

We were just watching "A Close Shave" last night, and Miss M.'s teethmarks reminded me of the ones created by the lamb Shawn.

I admire Moky's restraint if she has backissues of the New Yorker--it's my favorite procrastination reading and I've usually sucked it dry well before the next one comes.

slouching mom said...

Oh, of course. The New Yorker. With an issue of People cleverly tucked inside. LOL.

I love that photo of the teeth marks in the butter!

Biby Cletus said...

Cool blog, i just randomly surfed in, but it sure was worth my time, will be back

Deep Regards from the other side of the Moon

Biby Cletus

susan said...

I have a hazy memory of having dinner at my grandmother's house (I would have been two-ish at the time, maybe getting near three) and walking through the kitchen and seeing a stick of butter, sliced, on the table. I took some, tasted it, didn't like it, and so put it back very neatly (or so I thought) on the table. I wonder if the grownups ever noticed, but that was my first and last time eating butter absent another food.

Eva said...

I totally ate butter straight as a child. I still wish I could do so with an innocent mind set! It was sooo good.

pinknest said...

lol! both of these things are hysterical. personally, i think one should be gnawing on butter while watching daytieme tv.