Saturday, November 8, 2008

May I take your "Mc-Order please

And other random funny for me, but perhaps you had to be there, moments.

I had the most incredible day Saturday! I went to the cannery in Knoxville, TN with some friends from church. I laughed almost the entire day. We were singing and busting some serious moves on the ride down. Paige initiated us to what's "cool" (do people still say that?!) to listen to these days, including some rappity-rap but on the way home it was all '80's baby! Dayna, Laurin, and I nailed the lyrics to "Straight Up Now Tell Me" (not sure if that's what it's actually called but you can hear it in your head) by Paula Abdul. I'm pretty sure even Paige was impressed!
On the way home we missed the road to get back on the freeway, did I mention on the way down we missed the road to the cannery? Anyway, when we realized it we turned and headed back but not before stopping for Mcflurries at McDonald's. When it was our turn to order "the guy" asked if he could take our "Mc-order"!! We weren't quite ready (to speak because we were all cracking up). That's okay, take your Mc-time. And so the order went. We just need another Mc-minute. Let me Mc-know when you're ready. This experience was very Mc-memorable for me. I thought it was so great that this guy was able to enjoy what he was doing and have fun in the moment. And make it fun for us. We finally got our order and some extra Mc-napkins and we were on the road again. (I was only Mc-frightened for my life a couple of times. Love you, Laurin!) I'm oh so glad I was able to go. And now we have wheat in our food storage!

The Clark Genes:
Mason got them. I'll give ya'll a little back ground info. We Clark's love to eat. We are usually planning the next meal before we've finished the current meal. All vacation plans are tied into where we'll be eating, for instance, is there an Olive Garden there? One Thanksgiving dinner their was literally one whole pie per adult. This is crazy! We constantly double guess if there will be enough food for everyone and invariably end up with leftovers that last into next year!

Mason asks for animal crackers and goldfish before he's even had breakfast. And before breakfast is finished he wants some popcorn with a show. Are you kidding me? No. Eat your real food and then maybe we'll think about a snack. He does not understand this. He does not lose hope. "I want a cookie, Mama." It hasn't worked the previous 547 days that he's tried this tactic. Maybe tomorrow will be different, maybe tomorrow will be his lucky day. Persistent little bugger. This is the kid who grabs the butter box out of the fridge because their is a picture of a cookie on it. And every day, he is still disappointed that there aren't actual cookies in the box.

Yesterday we had some errands to run including a trip to the grocery store and a drop off at Goodwill. We stopped first for groceries. Milk (again), check. Animal crackers (maybe I should just stop buying them and stop tempting his sweet tooth), check. Then off to Goodwill. I got out, handed off the bag of clothes and toys and got back in the van. As I was pulling away Mason's eyes filled with tears and he sobbed, "Mommy, where is the food?" He thought I'd given away the groceries and his little Clark-heart broke.

Speaking of eating, Friday one of my best friends EVER came over to take some family pictures for us. That was huge! (We've had 2 kids since our last family pic.) Then she insisted that she was staying with the kids while Ryan and I went out for a bite to eat. Can I tell you that I love this girl? Thanks a million! And I love the pictures!


InkMom said...

Straight up now tell me, is it gonna be you and me together or are you just havin' fun?
I've been a fool before wouldn't like to get my love caught in the slammin' door
Are you more than hot for me or am I a page in your picture book

And so on . . . I had that tape in junior high. Oh, those were the days. I totally want to go on a girls road trip now! And I totally had to erase totally from this paragraph several times because I think Paula Abdul totally made me revert back to 7th grade all over again. Totally.

And also, I love your Mason. I have one kid who wanders into the kitchen 17 times a day (I'm not even exaggerating) and says, "Mommy, I want sumpin'." 15 minutes after lunch, or breakfast, or the last snack he had. Bottomless pit. And we, too, bake too many pies at Thanksgiving . . . it's all about the food, baby.

Speaking of food, can't wait for Friday!

janet said...

What happened to "change the name to protect the innocent?" But hey we are what we are!! I wish I could put a cookie in the butter box for my Mason boy!! We all need HOPE in our time he asks for a cookie GIVE HIM ONE FROM GRANNY!! (How many times did you get cookies for breakfast--okay they never lasted overnight but for dinner then?)
Your roadtrip sounds like a blast!! The Mcfriendly clerk was a hoot too.
love yeah.

Melissa said...

I want to go the cannery so bad!! How far was the drive? I am so happy to hear that my children are not the only ones that want to eat 24/7!!

The pictures look so great!!!! Thanks again SO MUCH!!! You're the best.

I love how fun that guy was at McDonalds. I'd like to go there just to hear him.

Destinee said...

Inkmom- that song was in my head all night after reading your comment. Cause I couldn't just read it, I had to sing it.
Mom-Mason does get to eat cookies. But only after something a little more substantial.
Melissa, I'm so glad you like the pictures! It was so fun! The cannery is about 2 hours. Really a cool experience!

Gallup Family said...

Luke is constantly telling me he needs just one more of something. I swear he walks around all day holding one finger up and saying "one more." I don't think he ever makes it completley through anything though because his mind always roams to the next thing that sounds good and the first thing gets left behind. If I wasn't so exhausted right now I'd try to break him of this horrible food wasting habit...maybe next year :)

Carmen said...

You are too funny Dest! :) That's awesome you had a fun trip to the cannery...I loved your "Mc" story too. (For a sec though, I thought you were talking about Grey's...cuz they always say "McDreamy, etc.) ;)

I have to say, Mason sounds just like my boys. I don't know, maybe he is just asking for all that food cuz he's a boy? ;) My 2 NEVER get full!! I'm like great, if it's this bad now, I hate to see what the teenage years will be like, ugh! lol
Okay so, we will be coming up there the weekend after Christmas...which is the 26-28th, I think? You'll be in town I hope!? :)

J and C said...

You know, I perfectly understand Mason's philosphy. In fact the joke for our (Justin's side)family is- "What are we gonna do" - (the always answer) "I don't know, just sit around and eat." Although this hasn't worked to well for tmy figure, maybe that is why I just joined Weight Watchers, but I am excited about it!

Darn, I am sad I missed the canning, I need wheat too!

Love y'all

julie said...

Hooray for food storage! It's such a good feeling! Okay how sad is this, I am pretty sure, okay really sure some girlfriends and I had some dance moves to go along with that song...too funny! Gotta love the 80's!
Mason cracks me up, I love the way he goes about trying to get what he wants. I know I sure couldn't resist giving in to that sweet face!
No pressure, but we can't wait to see those family pics!