Saturday, June 27, 2009

Attack of the Tomato Killers

Last year, we spent the entire summer growing what turned out to be a whopping two cherry tomatoes that were 'inadvertently' eaten by Barbara the tomato-eating anticipation-thief. This year, the boys obviously remembered this tragic exercise in disappointment and kept trying to pluck these suckers while they were still green. I promised them that I would keep Barbara away from their harvest until they were ripe, which was today. Hey Barb, feel free to stop by again - just bring your own produce.

Seconds after this snapshot, Peter gobbled down his cherry tomato and thoroughly enjoyed it. David apparently thought his tomato might be a fake and, as everyone knows, the only way to test a tomato for its authenticity is to hold it over your head and squeeze. Seconds after this snapshot, Destructo Dave discovered two things. First, the tomato was real. Second, tomato juice in your eye burns. Yes, I cracked my ass up.

After getting yelled at by Angie for trying to get David to check if our lemons were real, I ran to the store to get ready for dinner. I know, I know - big freakin' surprise that I was cooking. What was 'unusual' was that an American in Germany was cooking Mexican food for a family from India. At least the cook wasn't British.

As I sliced and diced the jalapenos, I had a burning urge to ask David to check for 'fake peppers', but Angie was lurking around the corner. Damn her. She wasn't slaving away at the microwave, though, so she was loving life. She also loved that Tom was loving Manpreet.

Manpreet is married to Prabhpreet and their adorable kids are Meher and Seher. Dr. Seuss must be freakin' HUGE in India. In addition to this iambically named family, we also invited Joschi, one of Angie's long lost friends that she rediscovered on a recent Crackbook binge.

Speaking of binges, everyone stuffed themselves way beyond the point of being polite, so I guess the chicken fajitas turned out edible. After dinner, we unleashed the animals on the new kid.

It only looks like David is sleeping; this is actually a full-on face plant after diving off of Joschi's head. I have to say, the new kid handled the old kids like a pro. Hey Joschi, feel free to stop by again - just bring your own tomatoes.
Ladder Talk:
1) What was the best part of your day?
Peter: When I played Meher came and we play hide-and-seek.
David: Peter played Lego with me and Seher and Meher.

2) What was the worst part of your day?
Peter: When I put my stickers on David's ladder and he no like that.
David: When I cry 'cause the ball that Frederik had for me he took like that and I cried.

3) What would you like to do tomorrow?
Peter: To play with Tom and Joschi when he still there animals.
David: When I play Lego and Lego and Lego, oh yeah.


  1. I remember him. He doesn;t look older, the bastard.

  2. Well, I hope I start getting wrinkly soon. I certainly wouldn't want you running around calling me a bastard.