Bacon is Always a Good Excuse

slices of bacon on paper towel

Scene: The couch…Hubby and I seated and watching television. The phone rings.

(I answer)

Son: garbled greeting

Me: what?

Son: Who is this?

Me: Who is THIS??

Son: It’s your son.

Me: Oh good, because this is your mother.

Son: Do you mind if I stay over at a friend’s house for a pasta party?

Me: No.

Me (again): I’m SO sorry your dad and I missed Meet the Team tonight! (This is an annual tradition where all the sports teams of the season meet, go over rules and expectations, and the kids are introduced.)

Son: That’s okay.

Me: In my defense, I was cooking bacon and lost track of time. I saved some for you.

Son: Well, THAT’s a great excuse!

Image courtesy of cookbookman17 via Creative Commons license, some rights reserved.

The editor-in-chief of Earnest Parenting, Amy is the mother of two sets of twin boys. Yes, they drive her crazy, but they also make her laugh occasionally. Amy enjoys writing, quilting, reading, and working on her burgeoning cyber empire.

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