Mama Diaries

Monday, May 6, 2013

Fish Heads and Shrimp Bottoms

I was practicing my viola when I heard my daughter give a loud shriek.  A second later, she ran into the room.  "Save me, Mom!"

Two steps behind my daughter was the man I call my husband.  And he had a fish head between his fingers. I kid you not!  He had been making trout for dinner. Decapitating fish heads was part of the job.  Apparently, he thought it would be great fun to terrorize the kids with them.

I briefly glanced up.  "Please take the fish head and put it in the garbage," I said.

What did my husband do?   He marched right up to me and stopped about an inch away from my face.  With his other finger, he made the fish lips move.  "Hi, I'm Mister Fish Head," it said.  "Can I give you a kiss?" 

"No, thank you," I said.  "I'm not much into kissing fish heads.  You can go away now."

Dejected, my husband and Mister Fish Head shuffled off.

About twenty minutes later, we sat down for dinner.  My husband had also prepared some shrimp cocktail.  My son, Bubba, picked one up.  "Mama, I don't like shrimp butts," he said.

I looked at the kid.  "That's the tail, and your not supposed to eat it.  Just pull it off."

"But I still don't like it, Mama."

"Why not?" I asked.

"Because that's where shrimp poop comes out."

Oy gewalt!




24 comments:

  1. I'd love to be a fly on the wall at your house!

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    1. You'd see some pretty amazing things!

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  2. LOL well he has a good point, maybe the fish head will eat them

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    1. I think Schultz will eat the fish head!

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  3. Daddies should not terrorize their children. Tell him I said so.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Ha! That's right, Janie. I will tell him you said so!

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  4. Wonderful story, why do children always the answers for everything?

    Yvonne.

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  5. I don't blame you for the fish head thing, Sherry. When my dad caught fish, my mom made him do all the messing cutting and cleaning. She never let him do it in the kitchen, either. He got banished to the basement sink!

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    1. I hate chopping off fish heads. I always save that job for my husband!

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  6. Exciting dinner conversations at your house!

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  7. Ha! The fish head thing is funny, and come to think of it, the shrimp butt thing is true~

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    1. Makes you want to eat shrimp, doesn't it?

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  9. At least he wasn't chasing her around the house with shrimp poop.

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    1. Ew! Although that would not have surprised me!

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  10. Haha, a kiss from the fish head? We avoid fish around the house because we are both not happy cleaning them but we love the shrimp butts. lol

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    1. Fish heads are gross, and I will do everything possible not to kiss one! I'm not sure I want to eat shrimp butts now that my son has enlightened me about the bodily processes of them!

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  11. Fish heads and shrimp tails that poop. What an interesting day you had. : )

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  12. You may not be keen on this by Barnes and Barnes (Fish Heads) but one member of your family may see the funny side:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTpUVAcvWfU

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