My awesome (usually) brother and sister-in-law (always awesome) bought me a Swiss Army Knife for my birthday in February. It has many a feature, including a teeny ballpoint pen and a ruler.
His name is Mack. As in, Mack the Knife. Which I played today on the piano. A particularly fun smooth jazz version of it. Is it going in your brain now? Mr MIP tells me when he hears that song, it brings him right back to Wednesday nights. As a child, he and his family would attend Wednesday night prayer service and their parents would take them to Dunkin’ Donuts afterward and get them a donut. Pretty sure we can call that donut a bribe for sitting through prayer service. Anyway, at 9 pm, Mack the Knife would play every Wednesday night and it brings Mr MIP right back to a chocolatey place in his heart. Mack the Knife makes me think of my Fruncle Roger’s cool 3-D McDonald’s sign he had in his office at his old house. It was a picture of the moon dressed like Mack the Knife. I don’t know why.
Anyway, now that I’m ready to deal with any and all situations, I’ve decided I’ll start a new list called:
Mack & MIP Save the World! And I’ll list how each accessory was used to save the situation at hand.
And, now, with no further delays of childhood memories:
Mack & MIP Save the World:
1. Tweezers: When SuperBoy climbed the fence to see where the fire engines were going – after we heard a big explosion – he slid down from the fence and ended up with six splinters. Tweezers to the rescue! 3/19/10
2. Scissors: Bought the girls new tennis shoes. Ones that tie. 7yo wanted to try them on in the car. “Wait til we get home and I can cut that for you…” I started saying. “Oh! The Knife!” I whipped out those scissors and new shoes were worn in less than two minutes. 3/13/10
3. Nail File: Mr MIP says nonchalantly, “Do you have a nail file?” My daughter and I reply immediately, “Yes! The Knife!” Mission accomplished! 3/20/10