Friday, February 6, 2009

What passes for humor at my house...



A perfect cup of tea.

Made with a precious Salada tea bag sent from Toronto by my sister.

When I turn my back to get a Hershey's Almond Kiss,

Child #3 plops a handful of miniature marshmallows into my mug.

A ruined cup of tea.

Ahhh...13-year-old-boy humor at its best.

45 comments:

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Ewww! I once tried marshmallows in my coffee. Gag!!

Did you try it?

Laura said...

hmmm...I thought it was funny!!!! Guess I have the humour intelligence of a 13 year old boy!!!!

Cid said...

Salada tea bags... that takes me back to my childhood. Lucky for you they were only marshmellows! My boys would have done something far grosser.

Kristen Painter said...

See, to me, that seems like a waste of perfectly good marshmallows...

D.A. Riser said...

So, Barrie, are you saying you didn't want to drink the tea or eat the marshmellows? [wink] It, uh, sounds like such a delicious combination to me.

Good work, documenting the evidence - are you going to put that in his file for allowance time?

Beth said...

A sacrilege! Cups of tea are sacred. But it actually looks kind of appealing if you have a sweet-tooth - as I do.

A Cuban In London said...

Gotta love'em. Kids. Really. Love. Them (bashes the wall with fist whilst pretending to be in control and smiling) :-D. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Charles Gramlich said...

I don't know. sounds like it could be doable. Marshmallows in tea. Maybe I'll try it this evening.

Alli said...

Sorry Barrie, I laughed my head off!

Kristina P. said...

See, I would say that would make tea better.

sara said...

Hey, if they make hot chocolate better... why not?

Sarah Laurenson said...

Yum. Marshmallows and tea. Sort of like the time I took a sip of my coffee and realized, belatedly, that it was tea. Both taste great, but thinking you're getting one and actually having the other doesn't work. This pic makes me think hot chocolate, of course.

Stacy said...

I agree with Kristen. A waste of good marshmallows.

Hmm, s'mores sound good.

brian_ohio said...

Just add Chocolate Syrup and it's SAVED! Chocolate Syrup saves Everything!!!!

beckylevine said...

Let me tell you about the day I asked my son to pass me the salt, and I DIDN'T check. Pepper. I do not like pepper. At least he looked guilty!

Tell me more about Salada tea. I get all my tea from an online store that carries British brands, but I'm thinking this is Canadian? Black?

Hey, I got your comment on my blog & did give you some Pasadena ideas, so make sure & check back. Of course, after i put the LA Zoo on the list, I thought, oh, yeah--like she doesn't know BY HEART one of the coolest zoos on the planet. :)

LarramieG said...

By any chance did you get that mug at Barnes & Noble? Love mine!

gabe said...

How sweet :( - not. Pretty revolting, actually. But it's the thought that counts.
Salada tea - it's the orange pekoe that makes it special, no?

laughingwolf said...

yupper... you KNOW you're loved when they do that ;) lol

Teresa said...

What is Salada tea?

So how did you react? Did you try it? I hate sweet tea, so I don't think I would have been able to even choke down one sip.

Barrie said...

Teresa: I was properly grossed out! Exactly the reaction Child#3 was looking for!

Barrie said...

Larramie: Actually, that mug is from a gift shop around Jefferson's house. It has a quote about coffee (of all things!) I got it when I went on the 8th grade DC trip with Child #2. I do like the shape of it!

Barrie said...

Gabe and Teresa: Salada is a "Canadian" brand of tea. I use quotation marks because it was bought out by Lipton. I don't think it's as strong as it used to be. Oh yeah, and it is orange pekoe

Lady Glamis said...

Only marshmallows in my hot chocolate, thank you. That just looks icky in the tea!

Hope the Hershey's kiss was still good. :)

AC said...

For some reason that reminds me of last weekend: I was at a wedding rehearsal dinner and this lady at my table took the coffee from a lady across from her and proceeded to spoon it on her salad...the coffee cup looked eerily similar to the salad dressing cup, and the coffee I guess looked like balsamic vinaigrette. Apparently it tasted terrible but we all had a good laugh. Maybe coffee and marshmallows, though...might be good :)

Bee said...

I would have just fished those suckers out. Unless the tea was hot enough to make marshmallow slime . . .

Patti said...

looks good to me...

Lainey-Paney said...

So in 10 years, that'll be me.
Lovely.

Lainey-Paney said...

...but hey, if you like sweet tea, maybe you should try it!

Bookworm said...

Sigh. So, did you eat them? Why eat perfectly good marshmallows, eh?

Annie said...

LOL. Okay, so I've got the sense of humor of a 13-yr-old...sigh.

Barbara Martin said...

Loved it. Seems humour runs in the family.

Amy said...

haha this sounds like something I would have done to my mom when I was little! Oh boy :)

Debbielou said...

The only thing to dunk in tea are biscuits ! - Chocolate ones are best - I'll have to try marshmallows now!!!

David Cranmer said...

I would have enjoy it:)

blueviolet said...

I LOVE it! Did you take a sip just to be nice?

Barrie said...

blueviolet: No, I did not take a sip. Child #3 knows how picky I am about my tea and would have been tres disappointed if I'd even pretended it might be okay. ;)

Twenty Four At Heart said...

My 13 year old son does stuff like this too. The sad thing is? So does my husband. They never out grow it.

preTzel said...

That sounds totally like the humor in our house too. So - did you taste it? ;)

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Chris Eldin said...

LOL!! Boys are interesting creatures....
:-)

Chris Eldin said...

I'm very behind in my blogging. I just read your Boysenberry post, (with your very funny one-liners)---so enjoyable!!! I also love the photos. They help to plant you (hehehe pun intended) in your narrative)
:-)

DH's father is a horticulturist. He was on the team that 'invented' the seedless watermelon.
:-)

Michelle said...

thirteen year old boys have a wonderful sense of humor, eh?? :)

~Virginia~ said...

gasp! how can you say "ruin" and "marshmallows" in the same breath?! :)

Kathy Holmes said...

You probably don't like date shakes, then, huh? You could try one at DCA on your next trip to DL. :)

Junosmom said...

mmmm....since you probably do the cooking for said 13 y.o., April Fools day might be an interesting target.