Monday, July 6, 2009

It's a sugar spoon

Conversation this evening between me and my mom:

Me: Where's that fancy spoon I always use for ice cream?
Mom: We have a fancy spoon?
Me: Yeah, the one with the scallopy edges. We only have one of them.
Mom (dryly): You mean the sugar spoon?
Me: Is that what it's called?
Mom: I can't believe you're almost 40 and you don't know what a sugar spoon is.
Me: I don't remember you ever sitting me down and giving me the silverware talk when I was a little girl.
Mom: I think it's in the sink.
Me: Everything I learned about silverware, I learned on the street, man.
Mom: Here it is.
Me: It's no wonder I'm tarnished.
Mom: If I wash it for you, will you shut up for a while?
Me: I'll try.

Now I'm eating ice cream with a newly-renamed ice cream spoon, about to start another round of revisions on The Weredeer. One day I'll feel comfortable enough to send that manuscript out again.

12 comments:

Horror Girl said...

haha that reminds me of my mother. they just don't appreciate our funniness sometimes, do they?

K.C. Shaw said...

Usually it's my mom tweaking me when I'm trying to be reasonable, so it's fun to sometimes turn the tables. :)

Aaron Polson said...

Nice. Maybe you should try a screenplay.

Ice cream is a good writing-motivator.

K.C. Shaw said...

Ice cream is my guilty pleasure in summertime. Also in winter.

Alan W. Davidson said...

Ha. Does your mother ever call you a smartass? (my favourite part was the "silverware talk"). You could be the next Neil Simon. Plays such as "Knoxville Blues" or "Virginia Beach Memoirs."

Catherine J Gardner said...

Ha! Sounds like something that would happen between me and my mother.

K.C. Shaw said...

Alan--I come by my smartassness honestly. Mom's just the same.

Cate--It must be something to do with the name. :)

Jamie Eyberg said...

"We have a fancy spoon?"
I love it. My dad and I used to have this conversation, only with tools. "What is a pull saw?" "you just used one." "It works good. Where did you find that." "Your toolbox."

K.C. Shaw said...

Lol, just like that! No one sat me down for the tool talk either.

Jeremy Kelly said...

Nothing related to this post, but i'm fairly certain huge congratulations are in order, unless there is another Kate Shaw that writes in the world!

Anne Spollen said...

Hysterical conversation. You have to use that somewhere.

K.C. Shaw said...

Jeremy--I'm guessing you mean the Emerald Tales sale (unless there really are two Kate Shaws using Duotrope). Yeah, I'm pretty excited about that. The "Cult of the Butterfly" rewrite turned out pretty good, I guess. :)

Anne--I don't know where I could fit it in, but it'd be fun in a YA or MG book, if I was writing one.