Friday, March 16, 2007

Gravy Boat Bonanza!

Last night as we were preparing to break bread (KFC) as a family around our dining room table (which also doubles as a dancing stage more often than not) and while we were discussing the new subtle "real potato" flavor of the mashed potatoes, Harper decided to scream. Not just a cute baby scream, but a piercing eyeball popping screech that went on for oh...about 30 seconds. We all were paralyzed with fear/shock until he stopped and smiled, then went on his way about chewing on the chicken bone we threw at him not unlike we do to our dogs. Now before you judge me on this, remember that I'm also the mother who hides behind doors to frequently jump out whooping like a yeti just to see the pure fear in my kids eyes. THAT'S JUST HOW BIG MY HEART IS PEOPLE. But, I digress.

We figured the screaming was his way of saying "Yes, while the old KFC mashed potatoes were delicious and smooth, they indeed lacked a certain, how you say... 'je ne sais quoi' that homemade mashed potatoes seem to possess. These are most delectable, and I'd love another spoonful, if you wouldn't mind". So we fed him more, which quieted his screaming, which in turn made us all happier.

And the moral of the story is:

When a child screams, it's not always about pain or anger, it could just be the simple fact that he's a born potato connoiseur.

The end.

22 comments:

-KJ said...

I know Kevin is gonna love this kid! He craves KFC fort nightly!

Alli Fantastico said...

Well then come on down yo!

also, new pics up of him on flickr:

www.flickr.com/photos/castaspella

Ash-ah-lee said...

fort nightly eh? so like every 2 weeks?

Ash-ah-lee said...

perhaps the coolest story...

-KJ said...

Ashley, come on. I KNOW you know I am quoting "So I Married An Axe Murderer."

Eliza said...

I love mashed potatoes!

-KJ said...

Remember when we had Sunday dinners together and we would put mashed potatoes in a baggie and cut a corner and pipe it into our mouths. Yummy. I still do that. Shhhh.

-KJ said...

Eliza, remember when we went to the Cracker Barrel and got Mashed potatoes, Augratin potatoes, and french fries? I still get two potatoe sides when we go there! I love to carb load!

Eliza said...

yes...I am all about the potatoes...I haven't been there in probably 5-6 years. Crazay!

Mandy said...

i am the same way with potatos.i like about every potato dish/side there is!

Ash-ah-lee said...

KJ yer soooo right! um i hart po-tay-toes too! Freshman year at the cannon center I ate this for dinner: english chips, french fries, mashed potatoes, and tater tots!!!! yay!!!

Eliza said...

I did a similiar thing at DT...Steak Fries, Mashed Potatoes and "AllRotten" ones.

-KJ said...

Yummo! Who's makin Sunday "Potato Extravaganza" Dinner?

Alli Fantastico said...

El Pollo Loco

Little E said...

Potatoes are especially good for stabbing with toothpicks and adding other stuff to the other ends of the toothpicks like hotdogs, carrots, grapes, olives, other smaller potatoes, catchup packets, tin foil balls, etc and then charitably placing it on the doorstep of a neighbor and ringing the door bell right before you scram.

I've never seen somebody stare so long at something before responding. A waste of a good potatoe you say? Nay, a waste of a good idea if not promptly done I say.

It's also good to time fuze a lady finger firecracker to the back of the potatoe, boy do those neighbors jump!

And who came up with adding mac and cheeze to the El Pollo Loco menue. Not a bad idea but how random is this? It's like, "I'll have some chow mein, orange chicken, general tso chicken, and um... a corn dog."

Lyd said...

Whatever. As long as it's good, and El Pollo Loco pulled it off very well.

Alli Fantastico said...

you got that right sista. Oh and e, we need to make a movie of us all as kids, it'd be better than Sandlot, I'd wager.

Ash-ah-leee! said...

Um chellooo....!!! Yes, potatoes are fabulous for eating but what about launching them? Liza and I couldn't believe that a Nelson hasn't mentioned that yet!!! Potato guns rock!

Alli Fantastico said...

and they hurt when you get hit in the body by them.

-KJ said...

Somebody threw a potato gun at you? That is weird.

Alli Fantastico said...

I know...right?!??!

Ash-ah-leee! said...

Reh Reh Reh!!!