Mac & Cheese Man

I died laughing so hard last night.
I am talking I was begging T to stop talking because I could not stop laughing.
And my abs hurt.
In part from working out and the laughing only intensified that.
T decided that instead of taking sandwiches for lunch yesterday he was going to take the leftover mac and cheese from the night before that he had made.
Easier.
He does not mind eating it cold.
When he first got home we talked about how I did not want to go to his dad’s today and have my tires looked at.
Yesterday morning when the ex picked up T he told me my front passenger side tire was almost flat.
Almost flat.
I was ok guess I need to get air will do that on the way to work.
No the tires need to be looked at.
Fine…..ugh.
I suggested that he pick my car up and leave me his and we could do an exchange later.
Nope not going to work because T has company coming.
The ex told T he could not figure out why I was so bent out of shape he was doing the work for free.
Yeah however it is my day off and as I told T last night after he leaves I plan on speaking to no one for the rest of the day.
T: But mom what if I need you. You won’t answer if I text you?
Me: Of course I would respond. That is not talking though.
T: But what if I called you? Would you answer?
Me: You never call me. Why would you call me?
T: Idk what if I am trapped in the bathroom at school by a bear?
Me: When the school called I would tell them to call your dad. That it was his week.
(I am giggling while he looks horrified)
T: Mom everyone knows that when their child(ren) are in danger their moms become like the Hulk. And they will TKO anyone.
Me (laughing): Not if it is your dad’s week. He can rescue you from the bear.
T: Mom he would never answer.
Me: Oh well I guess you are SOL than.
He was not impressed with me on this one despite the laughing.
T: I forgot to take a fork for my mac and cheese.
Me (opening my mouth to ask):
T: I had to eat with my hands.
Me: Your hands. (giggling begins)
T: Yes. And I was so embarrassed at the dentist’s with my orange shirt.
Me: Why were your hands still orange? (still giggling)
T: Mom I washed my hands my shirt was orange. What did you think I left them orange? Here comes the mac and cheese man.
(He begins his sideways walk waving his arms in the air)
T: Do you want my mac and cheese hands to get you? Let me touch you with my mac and cheese fingers.
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I am screaming with laughter and he is grabbing my hands with his grubby hands.
T: Mac and Cheese Man reading your thoughts.
He flops on the end of the bed and I am still howling.
T looks at me like I have gone off the deep end.
I am gasping for air;  tears rolling down my cheeks.
Me: I (laughing uncontrollably)am sure…..I find this way funnier than you will.
T: What?
Me: laughing
T: Mom
Me: I have this image…..
Me: I have this image of you…..
T: Mom!
Me: I have this image of you with handfuls of mac and cheese shovelling them into your mouth!
More laughter.
T: Mom there was not even enough there for a handful.
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The actual image I had in my mind’s eye:
T hunched over like a cave man shoveling handfuls of mac and cheese into his wide open mouth.
And I could not get it out.
Once more folks I cried myself to sleep…..from laughing with my son.
©June 18/21
Pictures found on Pinterest

Alert! Alert!

With the rise of Covid cases in my province measures have once more been put in place.
10% capacity in stores.
Which means that once more there are line ups.
It was not so bad at work on Friday.
Only twice was there a line during my shift and even then it was only a few minutes as my customers told me.
Yesterday was a glorious day.
I cleaned the apartment.
Washed the floors.
The litter boxes.
The storage room where I keep the litter boxes.
I went and sat outside for two hours and read as well.
Got me a little color.
Plan to get out there soon and enjoy the sun today too.
I am reading Graveyard Shift.
Written by D.M. Guay.
I am loving it.
The main character is a goofy loser who is drowning in debt living at home and disappointing his mother. No Job. Plays video games all night. Sleeps all day. Has an obsession with slurpees (Canadian term) slushies in the book and a crush on the girl working at the Dairy Mart where they have the most slushies ever.
Turns out that there is a portal to hell and they guard it to keep out the possessors/snakemen etc out while allowing demons with proper accreditation through to party the night away.
I am only half way through it.
Our hero is quite whiney in some regards but also super loveable.
At least to me.
He is aware of his faults and loves his mom.
Oh and the night manager of the ‘Demon Mart’/Dairy Mart is Kevin.
A Roach.
With a hand as a roommate.
So far I am giving it a 3.5 out of 5.
And just checked have only read 45% of the book.
Oh yeah and his Guardian Angel is an Eight Ball.
After I had a short nap T made us dinner.
Tilapia and salad.
It was amazing in that I did not have to cook.
I had been going to go over to Co-Op to grab Pepsi but looking over at all the cars at the gas pumps and in the parking lot and nope no way no how.
I don’t handle being in line ups well.
My anxiety amps up.
Which is super weird given that I work with the public.
Or maybe I just don’t want to be seen.
Who knows?
I told T that he could go over after supper.
Gave him my bank card.
I am sitting here playing a game on my phone trying not to let my imagination run away with me.
He is waiting in the line up.
That is all.
No one has kidnapped him.
Just as I have this thought my phone goes off alerting me to my bank card being used.
Next thing I know he comes barreling through the door.
Apparently it was raining.
I said nothing about my niggling worry.
Remember I am trying to let go a tad…..let him be a young man.
T: I told the guy behind me that if we had to wait much longer that you were going to put out a missing persons alert on me.
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I laughed and asked what the guy had said.
He had laughed too.
Does my son know me or what?
©May 16/21
Pictures are my own