Mama Diaries

Monday, September 21, 2015

Pickle Craving

The other day, I caught my eleven-year-old son sitting at the kitchen table. He had a jar of pickles in front of him. The boy was eating the pickles.

I sat down next to him and watched. The kid literally ate four pickle spears while I was sitting there. When he was done, there were two pickles remaining.

"Dude, how many pickles did you just eat?" I asked.

He shrugged. "It was a new jar, so just about all of them."

I calculated that there were eight pickle spears in each jar. Bubba had eaten six of them.

"You ate six pickles?"

"Yeah. They were good. McClure's pickles are the best! Can you get more when you go to the store?"

Oy! (At least he's a boy, so I know he's not pregnant!)


Before I go, I just want to say I'm going to be a little sporadic about posting for a while (in case you haven't noticed). I'm writing pieces for two anthologies, and I'm also preparing for a viola recital in a few weeks (in addition to my usual insanity.) If you're in the Atlanta, Georgia area, I invite you to come and hear me play.  Here's the information:

52 comments:

  1. Good luck, although I know you will be awesome!
    Almost no calories in pickles, so that's a good snack for him.
    I hope one of those anthologies is for the IWSG!

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    1. It sure is! I'm at 4,924 words, and I'm not done, yet.

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  2. I really do like the antic's your son gets up do, makes me have a good laugh. Good luck with your writing.
    Yvonne.

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  3. Hi, dear Sherry! I wish I could come and listen to you perform but I'm a little too far away. You are a woman of many talents and I applaud you!

    Yessum, it's a good thing it was Bubba consuming mass quantities of pickles and not your daughter, right? :) I used to be hooked on Claussen pickles. I'd eat a bunch of them in a sitting, usually consuming an entire box of Pepperidge Farm Sesame Sticks as well - a delicious combination. (I took quite a few home pregnancy tests during that phase of my life! :)

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    1. Haha! I'd be more worried if my daughter was the one eating the pickles.

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  4. I suppose there are worse things to be consuming but six pickles is some good going.

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    1. I could never eat six pickles. I'd have problems with just one!

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  5. Good luck with your projects and I so wish I was near Atlanta to hear you. I know you'll be awesome though. As for the pickles, I like them too but don't think I could eat that many even if I was hungry.

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  6. Blah to all the pickles. Good luck with the recital

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    1. Thanks! I'm with you on the pickle thing.

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  7. Good luck and enjoy the recital... I am sure you will do awesome xox

    As for the pickles my youngest did that too when she was maybe 5-6... I don't even eat pickles xox

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    1. I don't eat pickles, either. My husband likes them, though.

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  8. You so funny but it's great achievement so let him keep doing it...
    www.logickid.com

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  9. I'm glad somebody likes pickles--LOL!
    Kudos and best of luck with the recital! :)

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  10. Sounds like my wife. She's addicted to pickles. Personally never been a fan.

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    1. I think you either like them, or you don't.

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  11. If I come to the concert, may I please play along? I see you have a pianist. I can play the triangle or the tambourine. As for pickles, nooooooooo!

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Sure. You can play, as long as you stay on the beat. ;0)

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  12. Pickles...ewwww...

    Good luck with your recital. Or, as we used to say before band competitions: "good skill". And I hope your writing goes smoothly as well.

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  13. I like pickles!!!!

    Congratulations on your upcoming recital!!!!

    ~shoes~

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    1. Thank you! I'm not a fan of pickles, but it sounds like you and Bubba have something in common.

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  14. Pickles?! Bubba has a stronger stomach than I do, LOL.

    Also, good luck with those anthologies, as well as the viola recital! Not surprised those things will be distracting you from the blogosphere. Sounds like a lot to juggle!

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    1. Yes. I have a ton of stuff on my plate right now!

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  15. When I was a teenager, I went through a week where I was just craving pickles like crazy. I went through three jars. My mom never questioned whether or not I was pregnant because I have no life haha.

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    1. That's a lot of pickles! I wonder if you'll crave them when you actually are pregnant.

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  16. There's something about pickles that make you eat a bunch in a sitting. Bubba and I could have a pickle eating contest. Congrats on your recital. That's wonderful.

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  17. I can eat a jar of pickles too... they're so addictive! Will it be a gala recital?

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    1. A gala recital? What's that? There will be food, if that's what you mean.

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  18. I know your recital will be spectacular, Sherry! You'll have lots to celebrate.

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    1. It's been a long time since I've done a recital. I hope my brain holds out and remembers everything I've memorized!

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  19. I wish if I can make my presnece during your recital.

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    1. Too bad you live so far away. It would be wonderful if you could come.

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  20. Bubba would love me. I hate pickles and always give mine away. Best of luck with everything.

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  21. I love your little kid stories. Always so sweet and real! Makes me miss my kiddos' younger years.

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    1. I keep wondering how much longer I'm going to have stories to tell. Bubba is getting old now. He probably won't want me to post when he's a teenager.

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  22. I could eat a jar of pickles. No problem ;-)

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    1. You and Bubba could have a pickle party.

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  23. He's going to be a teenager before you're ready. Just sayin'.

    Sending cheese to help get you through the coming weeks!

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    1. I know. It's hard to believe my daughter is a teenager. She'll be learning to drive soon!

      Thanks for the cheese. I'm going to need it!

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  24. Best of luck prepareing for the recital and getting your writing done. :)

    Your son cracks me up. I had to laugh because when I was 12 my mom picked me up at a local plaza and I had a jar of pickles with me. My friend and I had a craving and ate basically the whole jar. My mom was concerned about pregnancy and I had no idea what she was talking about (she had no reason to worry- I am just a pickle lover, even today).

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    1. I've heard a lot of people say how easy it is to eat a jar of pickles. I guess if you like them. . .

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  25. Whoops- just saw my comment. I meant preparing. :)

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    1. :) I do that, too. It's so annoying when I see a typo and I can't go back to fix it.

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