Friday, February 17, 2012

spoon

I arrived at Pier 1, a gift card in hand (thanks to my mother-in-law) and a 20% off coupon for recently moving into the area, yet not really in need of anything.

I came home with a giant spoon in the back of my car.
We've lived on a student budget for so long: every purchase so agonizing; each line of logic for why we should buy something so easily dismantled. The absurdity of walking into a store juggling my three young children and walking out juggling a giant spoon as well? Irresistible.

My baby pulled it off the wall twice before I wised up and moved his high chair. It's pretty much the most impractical thing ever, yet a secret part of me thrills whenever someone walks into our kitchen and is struck by the incongruity of it all.

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    1. I think, perhaps, my favorite moments are when I hear Junie and her little friends discussing exactly why we have a giant spoon on our wall. Proposed theories thus far:

      1. we stole it from a giant
      2. Dad uses it

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    2. 3. Bustopher Jones lost it. You found it and you're just hanging on to it until he can come pick it up.

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  2. that is one of the coolest things I have ever seen.

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    1. perhaps also the most impractical, but yes, one of the coolest as well.

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  3. That is all sorts of cool. Also fitting for your blog!

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    1. Thanks! There was also a giant fork at Pier 1 that was very tempting. But the giant spoon's connection with the blog trumped all.

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  4. Spoon was indeed a good choice. Giant knife might have been a little intimidating...

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    1. Indeed. I guess they considered that when designing the options. A fork, a spoon, a spatula, but no knife.

      But I can just see it: a fork, knife and spoon hung to the corresponding sides of a circular window...

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  5. This gigantic spoon, your write up about it Jennie, and the exuberant comments about it here have all combined to seriously cheer me up today.

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