Monday, February 15, 2010

Who says men aren't curious.....

This is another story from my fun-filled years in the subdivision of friendly neighbors. Do you like cookie dough....raw? My friends and I do and even though they say its not a good idea to eat it raw, we've never gotten sick on it....but we've always done it with our own scratch recipes. During this memory, I was pregnant, awaiting my first child.

My husband worked midnights at the time; he left the house a little after 11 pm and got home a little after 8 in the morning. The shift premium money was a nice extra and it came in handy for the expenses we were incurring since I had quit work.

Shortly after he left one evening I got a phone call from my next door neighbor....she had noticed my lights on. Well, she couldn't sleep and rather than talking to me on the phone and chance disturbing her husband and kids, she just threw on her robe over her jammies and ran over. I put on a pot of coffee and we settled in for a good gossip session. I remember she had curlers in her hair with a babushka tied around her head. LOL

Anyway.....one of us had the bright idea of making cookies. I checked the cupboards and I had all the ingredients for oatmeal cookies so we mixed up a huge batch. A big batch because we intended on munching on the cookie dough while we baked them. We probably would consume more of it before baking than after. We had just gotten that bowl of dough mixed up.....the LARGE Tupperware sized bowl and you KNOW how big that is....when I saw headlights coming into the driveway and recognized the tail lights of our own car. My husband was home!

Now ordinarily this wouldn't be a big thing but I was supposed to be on a diet and if he knew about the cookies he would never let me live it down. I grabbed the bowl and just about threw it at her and said "hide it". She took off with it, running into the living room, her eyes wildly darting around to find somewhere to put this big bowl. She ended up in the spare room we were in the middle of fixing up for a nursery. She came back out into the living room just as he walked in the back door which was off the kitchen. She was sans bowl so I figured she hid it but I didn't know where.

I guess they had had some sort of break down with the line at work and sent everyone home early and to say he was dismayed to see we had company is an understatement. I was hoping that he'd just go to bed and when he was asleep we could resume with our cookie dough madness. No such luck. He was used to staying up all night. He started flipping channels on TV to see what he could find and asked me to make him a snack. There was no cable back then....no 200 plus channels to chose from....but he found some old war movie and settled in with a beer and his snack. She and I shared glances.

For the next 30 minutes, she would get up every now and then and go down the hallway.....presuming that it would be assumed she was going to the bathroom. However, she was really slipping into the bedroom with the hidden goodies in there and partaking of said goodies. I was having a hard time holding back the laughter. After the third trip he gave me a funny look and I knew she was pushing her luck. A few minutes later she went into the kitchen and got a coffee mug. She hid it up under her robe sleeve and once again went back into the hallway. Then she came out and said, well, I guess I should get on home. I went to the back door with her and she showed me the coffee mug filled with cookie dough that she was taking with her. She also told me that the bowl was hidden in the closet with some boxes stacked on top of it. Oh brother..........

As I came back into the house, he was just coming out of that bedroom, having gone in there to figure out what the deal was. I don't know if he thought we had Tom Selleck hidden in there or what but he didn't find the bowl. It was almost daylight before he finally fell asleep and I could go in there and remove the bowl and put it in the refrigerator. The next day I made the cookies but my taste for the dough was more or less ruined.....at least for a while. He never did find out about the bowl hiding ordeal.....and yes, he did rag on me about being on a diet as he munched on the freshly baked cookies. grrrrrrrr. Have you ever done anything stupid like this?.....omg please say you have. LOL

20 comments:

Linda Medrano said...

Okay, Val, even worse. I hid a boyfriend in the closet the night before Easter. (Would you believe ... the Easter Bunny?)

My Aimless Infatuation said...

Sometimes stupid has been my middle name but it sure sounds like it would be fun to be your neighbor.

ain't for city gals said...

OMGosh...I usually don't laugh out loud but I did when I got to the part about the BIG Tupperware bols and the hiding of it in the bedroom!!! That must have been some REALLY good cookie dough...

Christine said...

Not me personally but I recall a similar story about my sister growing up. She had a massive sweet tooth but we weren't permitted to eat many sweets. She inherited said sweet tooth from my mother who had no problem partaking often. One winter day the next door neighbor called. She was inquiring whether my mother knew there were five half gallon ice cream cartons sitting on the ground next to the house. My sister was sneaking ice cream out of the basement freezer, eating it and throwing the cartons out the second story window to "hide" the evidence. She figured she had until spring when it would need to be mowed to pick them up.

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

That is hysterical. I can just see her running out with the bowl!!

Coffeypot said...

A man would be wise to walk carefully and watch closely when two or more women are giggling together.

glnroz said...

no not me, never did anything silly, unless it was the time me and two of my friends, in Jauuary, jumped off a bridge,, neckkk... uh that is going to have to be a whole post.. lolol

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Mama Llama said...

Oh, now that is hilarious!! I can relate to the quiet sneaking down halls--I like to have a little something sweet at night without the whole house demanding their just desserts as well!!!

Be well, Val.

Happyone :-) said...

That is one great story!! Oh yes, I have a story or two of crazy things I've done too.
I love cookie dough too. Lots of people must because they even make ice cream with cookie dough in it. :-)

dana said...

I've never done anything silly. I'm forthright, intelligent, fully automated to do the correct thing in the proper order.

so there!

Gypsy said...

Your husband must have thought your neighbour had some kind of intestinal problem. Did you ever confess to him years later?

I hid in the top of a wardrobe once because I had done something wrong and didn't want to get in trouble. The only problem was, I couldn't get back down and was actually stuck on the top shelf behind a sliding door that couldn't be opened from the inside. Double trouble came my way that day.

JY said...

LOL... can't say I have....so I cant help you there...but I had all these wonderful visions of the two of you and your husband...wondering why your friend was wandering off down the hall every few minutes or so!

Jamie said...

Love the mental image, curlers, and babushka? I haven't heard that word in years...LOL

Love this story. You are a funny, funny girl. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall..
teeheehee...

Hugs.

gayle said...

That is so funny!! I use to hide big bags of M & M's from my husband..he found out ...don't know how and then he told everyone!!

Brad said...

Doesn't sound stupid to me at all! - Who wants to hear someone (especially your spouse) crabbin at ya?

Brad said...

Doesn't sound stupid to me at all! - Who wants to hear someone (especially your spouse) crabbin at ya?

Joy Des Jardins said...

Have I ever done anything stupid like this? Ha, are you kidding? Especially pertaining to food... Too many times to remember I'm sure...I've blacked them out from my memory; kind of as a protective defensive move on my part. This post was a riot Val... Love, Joy

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Angel said...

I can't share anything even REMOTELY as funny as this story... thanks for posting this. OMG hilarious!