chocolate-icing beaters

there are days when i’m convinced we adults have it all wrong.

days when slick tear-water, weeping willows and smudged mascara tell me i’m acting too old.

days such as today, when i –a weeping willow–picked up a chocolate-icing beater and, in a moment of weakness, licked it clean.

then i picked up the other one; licked it so fast it smudged my cheek brown, and  i smiled. laughed, as the smooth icing coated my tongue and dried my tears.

the children were right, all along.



  1. Teneale said,

    December 1, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    I love licking batter and eating cookie dough and sometimes chocolate chips right out of the bag! Why does that make me feel like I need to check is someone is looking over my shoulder, ready to reprimand me?

  2. Auntie D said,

    December 4, 2008 at 2:22 am

    Mmmmmm … I too love to lick beaters, no matter what is on them! Imagine having never done this and missing the joy of that luscious tasty treat!!?? Cookie dough too is such an awesome treat. So you go, girls! Enjoy.
    Luv ya, Auntie D

  3. scottbase said,

    December 8, 2008 at 10:14 am

    weakness, whatever! a moment of pleasure! embrace it.

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