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Friday, October 4, 2013

Chick-Chick-Chick















I went into Hobby Lobby today and happened to find these two metal chickens. Ordinarily, I wouldn't take a second look at them. But today I happened to remember, Daughter is remodeling her kitchen.

Seeing the chickens under the lens of slightly demented totally devoted motherhood, I knew Daughter simply had to have a metal chicken for her kitchen. I examined them both thoroughly and compared the two side by side. The taller chicken (at least 18 inches high) is full of sharp pieces of metal. A person could literally slit open a finger on those wings. H'mmm. Daughter really doesn't need another mess to clean up.

The shorter chicken is more rounded. Even a child couldn't get hurt on it. (Unless he/she decided to taste it. I'm pretty sure the paint is full of lead).

It was quite a dilemma as each chicken had a certain charm. But sometimes you simply have to be ruthless and make a decision. Not everyone can be a winner.

So, the little chicken came with me and will soon travel to its new home. It even has a name...Little Beyonce. Those of you who have read Jenny Lawson's book, Let's Pretend this Never Happened, know exactly what I'm talking about.

Those of you who haven't read it, why not?  I gave the book a glowing review two years ago. Don't you ever listen to me? If you want to laugh out loud, take my advice and read it. You're welcome.

Meanwhile, Little Beyonce and I are planning a wonderful weekend. Hope you are, too!

Note to self: Remind Daughter to let no one lick the chicken.

13 comments:

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

I'm glad the little chicken found a furever home. (I mean a feather-ever home),

Molly The Wally said...

Little Beyoncé is sure cute and we know your daughter will love it. Have a serene Sunday.
Best wishes Molly

Sioux said...

Pat--Hey, to show they're not "chicken," guests COULD lick the chicken. (Just kidding.)

Cute post. And the chicken looks cute, too.

Tammy said...

Who but a mother keeps her daughter's spirit fed with non-toxic chickens with no sharp edges (and a name)? Very cute.

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

I suppose you could say it's chicken lickin' not good...
Lynne x

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

oh my cat - SERIOUSLY? We LOOOOVE the Bloggess. We got to meet her when she was on tour & came to our town and read from her book. Mommy's laffing REAL hard at your find.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Little Beyonce is a cutie and I bet your daughter will lick it lots....er LIKE, yes LIKE it lots!

Linda O'Connell said...

Love the llittle pullet adn your sense of humor today :)

Cozy in Texas said...

I've been seeing these little chickens all over the place at Hobby Lobby and Home Goods - it could lead into a short story . . .
Jenny Lawson is hilarious, I think I may have added her to my book list based on your review so you know someone is listening to you.
Ann

Ryker said...

I have a chicken theme kitchen too! 4 chickens total, if you include the Rooster from Pier One.

Lynn said...

Cute chicken and I'm sure your daughter is going to love it especially since it's coming from her momma.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

That little chicken is something your daughter will treasure. And he's cute as the dickens. :)

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I love the chicken and I would have bought one too and if I had a daughter give it to her!!!!!!!
Sadly I didn't ever have a daughter.
I use to enjoy reading books and sewing but my eye sight has gotten so bad now I can't do a lot of reading!!
Enjoy your up coming week-end!