Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
No one is allowed to eat in the living room. Of course we all know rules are meant to be broken so here are the exceptions:
- #1. Grandma makes the rules so she follows them at her own discretion
#2. If Grandma, in her supreme decision making process, determines it's for the better benefit of all parties involved
#3. If Grandma is away and all evidence of any transgression is completely eradicated before her return
Unfortunately Grandma got caught doing # 2. Since grandkids were entranced in a movie and therefore leaving Grandma the freedom to pursue her own business, it seemed a reasonable request to let them consume popcorn in front of the TV AS LONG AS the popcorn remained on the king sized purple sheet that Grandma placed on the floor in the middle of the room. Note, there were no beverages allowed. Drinks are NEVER allowed in the living room.
Grandma may have been caught doing # 2 but the key is... there was no remaining evidence of this transgression. When the deed was done, she simply whisked up the stray popcorn into the sheet and provided nurishment for the birds outside.
It seems that Grandpa thought it was a good idea allowing popcorn in the living room so he could have a bit of tranquility during his tenure of the children when Grandma got sick this week. He carefully spread out the king sized purple sheet, brought out a huge bowl of sticky marshmallow popcorn and disappeared into his room. All was quiet. For about an hour. And then. Into Grandma's room. Came... a giggling purple ghost leaving a trail of sticky popcorn through the living room, hallway, kitchen, office, and bedroom.