Sunday, December 28, 2008

I'm not mature enough for a sharp knives

My parents asked what I wanted for Christmas so I told them a set of Calphalon Katana knives. My mom got these for Christmas a few years ago and my sister got them last year, so I knew these were an acceptable Christmas list request. A few weeks ago, my mom called me back and said she and my dad had discussed it and they were rejecting my request. They said they did not feel I could manage the proper knife maintainence at this time in my life. Seriously, this conversation took place.

"Your life is very busy...Do you have time to wash and dry each knife immediately after use? If not they will rust." they implored.

"Well, I would try," I promised.

"Well, we just you're too busy right now. You have so much going on. We just don't think you have time for them right now. And they are very sharp and we are too afraid your children might get into them."

So I am left to slave away with my dull J.A. Henkels knives I got as a wedding gift, until I can demonstrate my ability to make that kind of knife commitment. No slicing and dicing with the big boys and girls... I am stuck at jr sous chef.

1. sharp knives 2. parents who make me laugh 3. homemade fudge

13 comments:

Steven C. said...

Ha - that's funny! It reminds me of 'Ruprecht' from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - see this clip, it's at the end of it.

LL said...

i'm LAUGHING!
hopefully one of these days you can prove your a big girl.
You can always borrow the the farmers chain saw!

Becky said...

FUNNY! I'm laughing that this conversation actually took place. Your parents are awesome! :)

Smilin' sunshine said...

That makes me laugh! I do agree though, you are busy!

sweetpea said...

LOL! I am just picturing that conversation...

ellen said...

Are they OK with you taking care of 3 kids?!? :)

Justine said...

Do we have the same mother? Just wondering...

Andrea said...

funny thing is I can totally hear this conversation taking place...and I know that your mom was saying it in all sincerity. How I love her, LOL.

Michelle said...

oh that's PRICELESS! Love it!

Tamlynn said...

Ah ha ha ha. Too funny. So what DID they get you?

Courtney said...

that is hilarious

Jenny said...

Funny parents! When do you graduate to being the responsible parent?! I'm a cutco girl. I wore band-aids as jewelry for the first three months.

Swimmingmom said...

Oh my gosh, what a riot. How cute are your parents?!!!!!