Monday, August 10, 2009

mr. grumpy yum-yum.

apple pie.
My offspring had a troubling first half to his weekend. He poured his heart out to me on Sunday morning, shook it off for the time being and ran out the door to make a movie with his friends.

And there I was. Sitting alone with my mountain of Mama worries. I knew it would all be ok but it also washed over me that as these people of ours grow up, it falls to us to slowly hand their responsibilities over to their own hands.

Nonetheless, I was filled with an angst that needed to be addressed. So I went out to our ancient and prolific apple tree, gathered a big bowl full and set out to make him a pie. Which I have never done before. Because making crust scares me. And, well, I like chocolate cake better.

OH MY. You should have seen me. Utensils, flour, sugar, apple peels scattered everywhere. At one point, I just burst out laughing and decided to forge ahead. The result? The ugliest pie ever made on earth. I named him Mr. Grumpy Yum-Yum. See his little pinched face? Should have used more fruit. Burnt him around the edges.

mr. ugly yum-yum

But then when Riley got home after dark and walked into the kitchen I heard the best sound in the world..."MAMA, YOU MADE A PIE!?!?"

Yes, honey, I made him just for you.


Blogger RW said...

it was a rather brutal weekend for my son also.
hard lessons.
it is very difficult being a mother.

but I must say - good job on the pie!
and how delightful that you got such a response.

6:33 PM  
Anonymous truskeptic said...

sweet and yummy ... but I hope you weren't making pies all day?

7:33 PM  
Blogger curious girl (lisa) said...

will you be my mama?

2:58 AM  
Blogger kristin said...

oh my.
that is special!
i love mr grumpy yum yum even more now.
you are a good mama.
roots and wings... isn't that just the HARDEST thing ever? gosh being a momma is tough work. but pickleboy is lucky to have you in his corner.

5:37 AM  
Anonymous jennifer (dreaming tree) said...

love this story. you did what you could...and it worked. hmmm. smiling inside.

oh..and his 'little pinched face'...YEP...clearly. too funny!

8:17 AM  
Blogger Hadley Gets Crafty said...

I call my mother Momma, too.

I love that wagon full of apples.

What a lucky pair you and your son are.

2:15 PM  
Blogger a friend to knit with said...

you are one AWESOME mama.

9:03 AM  

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