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Saturday, March 03, 2007

Musical Muffins

Since my kids were little tots, a trip to the grocery store and good behavior in the store means a treat. Of course when they were little, a treat was a cookie from the bakery, given free for members of the 'cookie club' but they didn't know that. As they've grown up, the treat is usually muffins.

Today we tried a new grocery store in our continuing search for a store that is near us, cheap, and sells decent produce. This store had the best freaking bakery. We drooled over each and every cake, pie, tarte, and pastry. We discussed the merits of each item with the kind of commentary you usually only hear at the olympics. And then we picked out our muffins.

We always get 6 muffins, 3 for the ride home, 3 for later. Everyone gets to pick two different kinds. Again, we are not quick in the bakery aisle, no matter what the product. We like to mull over the pros and cons of each possible choice.

Once our ginormous shopping spree was over, and the bags were packed into the van, the Boy reached into the muffin bag and went searching for his choice, a chocolate chocolate chip gigantic blob of brown muffin. He then searched for the Girl's choice, the cranberry orange muffin, and gave me the banana chocolate chip. But I didn't want the banana chocolate chip, and the muffin he thought was the cranberry orange was actually the coffee cake muffin. The Girl and I looked at each other and silently traded our offerings.

But the Boy didn't like the brown blob muffin, which he claimed wasn't chocolate, so he said he would take the banana chocolate chip now in the Girls possession and she could find the cranberry orange muffin. Switch again. She digs through the bag and finds what she thinks is the cranberry orange muffin, but it turns out to be a cherry muffin, which is the Boy's absolute favorite. However, he has already eaten half of the banana chocolate chip, which he loved, and she refuses to trade anyways.

Recapping, I get the coffee cake muffin I wanted in the first place, the Boy ends up with the banana chocolate chip muffin which has been passed from me to the Girl to him, and the Girl ends up with the cherry muffin that she thought was the cranberry orange muffin.

And that, my friends, is how you play musical muffins.

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Blogger Becky68 said...

Hi again Margalit, I love it with the musical muffins! Was the grocery store any good? It sounds like the muffins were at least. I'm at a point here in VA where I won't buy produce anywhere but the local privately owned grocery store, the stuff in the big chain stores is absolutley disgusting.
Here from Micheles.

3/3/07 3:24 PM  
Blogger Bob-kat said...

Oh my, that sounds like a complicated game. Does it get better or worse if other bakery items are involved? :-)

Michele sent me to say hi.

3/3/07 4:59 PM  
Blogger craziequeen said...

Hey Margalit, musical muffins sounds fun.......can I have the coffee cake muffin? That definitely sounds about my speed...

Bobkat has a good idea - musical waffles? Musical cookies?

Michele sent me to learn this new game...

3/3/07 5:11 PM  
Blogger Mom Ma'am Me said...

Musical muffins -- love it!

I think it's especially great that you have that grocery shopping routine. Makes an otherwise mundane event a family activity.

3/3/07 6:38 PM  
Blogger ISHKABIBBLE said...

Hilarious! You must have a very close family to be able to trade so gracefully. My extended family engaged in a similar game over dinner about a month ago; but they time we'd finished each dinner at the table had been sampled by at least three family members. The evening was reminiscent of the Mad Tea Party.

3/3/07 8:23 PM  
Blogger Her Majesty said...

Hey, Margalit, good to see ya! That's a riot! Hahaha!!! I wonder if the "brown blob muffin" wasn't carob? Given the bakery was of Olympic greatness, it might have been. I wish I had an Olympic Great Bakery...*sniff!

...here via Michele's.

3/3/07 10:54 PM  
Blogger Carmi said...

I need to teach similar lessons to our own munchkins. Sharing...that's the key to domestic bliss, apparently.

Thanks for the great lesson, Margalit. Chag sameach! I hope you'll get to eat some of the three-eared fruits of your labors!

3/3/07 11:34 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Perhaps you need to ask for seperate bags next time! LOL! Sounds like a lot of fun and the Chocolate Chip one sounded so good---to bad it wasn't chocolate!

4/3/07 6:01 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

What a cool and delicious game. Can I join?

4/3/07 11:09 AM  
Blogger margalit said...

Her Majesty,

I got stuck with the brown blob as my second muffin, and it waas SO not chocolate. I think it might have been some healthy-esque zucchini/pumpkin type muffin. It was not great. But that didn't stop me from eating it, did it?

4/3/07 11:51 AM  

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