December 19, 2011

What do you call cheese that isn't yours?*

When the boys get on the bus in the morning and Ivy is still asleep, or that fifteen minutes when she finally  naps and they aren't yet home and I sit here with my laptop and my green tea and a SweetTart candy cane. That is my Calgon.

The bar owner walks in with a butty cigarette hanging out of his mouth while he carries in the two cherry pies he made for the fundraiser. I miss people. And I love them. Like when the funny actor plays a serious role, or when the tough guy cries. Every one is that, somewhere if you look. I could watch strangers and learn all I need to know. Having a good time because a good time is to be had. That is good stuff. That is real life.



Right this moment my heart is warmed by how incredibly close my children are but I'm also a bit skeeved. Currently both bathrooms are occupied- Noah in the downstairs and Carter upstairs. Ivy is camped out in front of Noah's door, carrying on a conversation with him as well as keeping me informed of his every move "he just flushed" "he's washing his hands now" and Grayson is waiting for Carter, telling him every move he just made on Super Mario Bros.


We have strange names for our cheeses around here.

Kraft Singles are "Dog Cheese" (growing up we used to hide our dogs' pills in it, or just give it as a treat. It will forever be dog cheese to me) and "White Dad Cheese"  is what Ivy calls Swiss cheese. Because Jeff eats a slice with his apples every morning, and it's white duh.


* nacho cheese!


-- linking up w/ just write

18 comments:

  1. You may be surprised to know that you are not the only family with pet names for their cheese. Parmesan is shaky cheese (and not just the kind in the can... ALL parmesan) and Meunster is beach cheese (growing up we only got it while on vacation... I don't know why.) For almost a year we went dairy free when my son was a baby and that was TRAGIC!

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  2. Stopping in from Just WRite and have to tell you we call cheese slices "Super Cheese" and the good aged cheese is Mommy's cheese.

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  3. We don't have any names for cheese yet, but our dog likes to open the fridge and eat whole blocks or hide them in the couch cushions!

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  4. Love that she gave you the play by play ;)

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  5. I'm laughing at the Dog cheese. When your dad tells me what we need from the store he always calls it Dog cheese. Laughing so hard when I envision the man with the butt hanging out his mouth carrying in the pies...

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  6. I've always called Parmesan "sprinkle cheese." My son is allergic to milk so all cheese is just "baby ouchies."

    I miss people too.

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  7. My 3-year-old calls string cheese cheese sticks. I'm not sure why it cracks me up but it always does :)

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  8. I like Granny Smith apples with cheese - sometimes Swiss which we called holey cheese because of the holes. I usually eat mine for supper. What does your dad call Swiss cheese?

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  9. Oh my goodness, that bathroom situation sounds just like my kids!! Thanks for making me LOL!

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  10. Being from the cheese state, you had me at "cheese"!

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  11. I love Ivy's play by play!

    We called shredded cheese "messy cheese", Kraft singles "baseball cheese" (there was a picture of a baseball on it) and sliced cheese "cheese bars."

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  12. As a child, Swiss cheese was "holey cheese," but now we call our cheese "special cheese" because it is everything but real cheese. But at least it melts. Jeff calls horseradish cheese "Grandpa's cheese" because his Grandpa always loved to put it on crackers.

    I love that something as simple as cheese can take us back to a place, a person, a much-loved pet. Maybe we don't have to work so hard to create memories after all...

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  13. We're all allergic to dairy but pre-allergies I LOVED kraft singles and spray cheese. Nothing better than the fake stuff. :)

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  14. Love the quiet and the missed people and their stories and the cheese names and even the skeeves.

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  15. Can I just smile at this and nod my head?! Sometimes that's all I've got....

    Blessings to you and your family!
    Merry Christmas!!

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  16. Love your cheese names! Swiss cheese is mouse chees:-)

    Merry Christmas!

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  17. What a random post! And yet I love it because that is EXACTLY how my brain works!

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