27 March 2009

The Doobie Sisters

Today I made a giant tray of dark chocolate brownies.

My kids are going to be stoked when they come home from school. I try to get them to eat healthy and make better choices but today, brownies will undoubtedly beat out the moistness and superiority of gluten free granola bars.

Speaking of brownies, funny story-Circa 1976: My Dad was given a plate of special brownies by a "green'' neighbor. My Dad never did partake but I think it's safe to say that in So Ca in the mid 70s everybody knew someone who baked hash brownies. Did he throw them away for us girls to find them? No. He had to dump them in the dumpster in our apartment complex when we went to bed. He couldn't leave them on the counter. It was decided he would store them in the closet. Specifically, the top of the hall closet.

In an odd way, it makes sense. The four of us girls, all under the age of 6 and with a right arm reach of 8 feet.

My sister, running undiscovered in toddler-stealth mode, opened the closet and somehow got the brownies down. This act defies physics but not the laws of toddler mischief. She ate an undisclosed amount and when she was found bouncing off the hallway walls...laughing...crying...it was told that my Dad was fit to be tied. She couldn't have been older than 4. She cried a lot, rummaged in the pantry for some Doritos, and then took a really long nap. Maybe not the Doritos part but after that incident, Dad installed childproof doorknobs and contraptions around the house.

If you're wondering how this can happen and want to blame someone, please pray and ask God why He made toddlers with an 8 foot reach.

~Bee thinks pot smells gross.
Listening to:  Lynyrd Skynyard The Millininium Collection


brooke said...

Oh my goodness... that is crazy.

That Janie Girl said...

That's too funny!

R said...

So does that mean they were doused with special ingredients? I don't get it. Did your sis get ultra paranoid from eating said brownies? HMMM?


ancient one said...

Did the neighbor's secret ingredient make your sister sleep? Did she laugh a lot like our President did on 60 minutes last Sunday night? LOL

sarahgrace said...

Oh Nooo... special brownies... yeah... I've heard a few stories about them myself, but will have to add myself to your tagline as well... sarahgrace will never have special brownies, either.
But you know, regular brownies sound really good right now.

Foo said...

Wow. You know...


My sibs and I have some interesting stories to tell – and more come out as the years go by – but hash brownies? No. Can't top that.

... Paige said...

Umm, crunch Oh-licious. Not that I being a 70s kind of gal would even know it they were crunchy or not.

Here is an interesting mix if you dare to try...

Brownies with beer (instead of milk) but not for the under aged. Duh!

Now isn't this just lovely? I must sound like some druggie drinker.

Hum interesting persona don't ya think?

Jaina said...

Wow, I'm not sure whether to shake my head or laugh..I'm going with the laughing. Too funny. :)

Dapoppins said...

Okay...I have actually read this before...but I am just now getting...Paybacks are a b1tc# and the doobie sisters.

just now.

Gad. I am a bit lame.

Fantastic Forrest said...

He he he.

A really long nap.

Yeah, I'll bet.

Mrs4444 said...

That is TOO funny! Your dad; what a sweetheart.

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