Saturday, November 23, 2013

All of Heaven will join in... with a big ol' chocolate malt.

I just made THE. BEST. CHOCOLATE. MALT. IN. THE. HISTORY. OF. MANKIND. And if I ever fall out of the fitness business, I just may have a future in frozen fountain drinks. 

It's a comfort food for me - whose place is definitely on a weekend like this -  where the temperature fell from mid 80's to an ice warning on my car dashboard.  Or following a lengthy stomach virus.   And I totally deserve a reward for surviving. 

For chocolate malts and their place in this world, I am most thankful.  

So the boys and I decided that on this miserably cold and rainy day, and we couldn't muster up the strength or will to go out for Mexican food , which is the champion of cold and rainy day food in Texas, .... we chose the next best thing.  Grilled cheese on country white bread, parmesan chicken noodle soup (which is also THE. BEST.... but I didn't make it.  Just opened it up and heated it, but I can tell you where to find it if you want some.  Or just come over here next time you're cold and I'll fix it for you.   You're welcome.)  And the chocolate malt.  Which my boys proclaimed as award winning and told their daddy that I am the all time best malt maker in the entire world.  Which he always thought he was.... but apparently not anymore.  I feel a malt making showdown coming on.

Gosh, and my youngest son has now been "invited" by the school counselor to join the friendship group.....which if you've ever watched that TV show, The Middle, where the youngest kid, Brick, has to attend social skills class with all the other not quite adjusted kids  - that's what I'm imagining.  Apparently Sam has some other buddies that have been invited as well.  Looks like there's gonna be some lessons about conflict resolution going on.  Could be a direct result of the whole water bottle incident on the playground not long ago. 

And having nothing whatsoever to do with malts, TV shows, or Mexican food..... my middle son has always had a wish to fly.  Not like a pilot  - but like a bird.  So he could go wherever and whenever and see the world.  Or just fly away from places or things he doesn't like - like cleaning his room or maybe math class at school.  And after my little guy got his invitation to the friendship group at school last week, I totally had the same wish.  At the very moment of opening the invitation.  Clicking my ruby red heels together and wishing I could fly away.... from all the eyes at the teacher appreciation potluck that I'm about to host.  You know the one... the one where all the teachers will now know me as the mom of the kid invited to the friendship group. 

(By the way.... this was my weekly attempt at the 5 Minute Friday writing challenge that bloggers all over the world link up to and share their imperfect lives, thoughts, and words, in only 5 minutes.  Today's prompt was the word: FLY.  And when I first heard the prompt, my immediate thought was the hymn, "I'll Fly Away" and it's country counterpart as sung by the lovely Miranda Lambert.  And friends, it goes something like this...  
I'll fly away from it all one day..
  These are the days that I will remember
When my name's called on the roll
He'll meet me with two long-stemmed glasses
And make a toast to me coming home 

Which all of Heaven will join in... with a big ol' chocolate malt. 

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  1. Yum! Thank you for that moment of joy! And when I'm in Texas, I will certainly look forward to one of those Chocolate Malts!

    Thank you, for putting a song (that song) in my heart, as well. Have a beautiful day!

  2. Good stuff & oh, yea, the chocolate malt sounds tasty too! Save me one!

  3. Christi Harris-LazaroNovember 23, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    Okay...Now I want a chocolate malt and it's freezing outside. I may have to settle for A Sonic malt since I seem to have no ice cream or malt in the house. Great story!!


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