Brawny and Flap and the spaghetti bolognese incident

Am I the only one who hears voices?

What is it with Spaghetti Bolognese and superheroes?
The evening meal was ready to be dished up 

I took out the dinner plates from the cupboard above me. Carefully placing the spaghetti bolognese on the top one, I proceeded to take it into the dining room. As I turned and made a step forward (and this is better if viewed in cartoon form) my eyes suddenly realized that I was about to smash into the cupboard door that I forgot to close.

My head stops within a millimetre of the door
“Super emergency brakes Brawny that was close.” 
My body continued, then decided that it would prefer staying attached to my head. 
“Indeed Flap,” said the other superhero. However, the spaghetti bolognese and plate sailed separately onward and smashed into the wall
Flying splatter Brawny, that is not good.”
I closed the cupboard door and moved towards the mess.
“Definitely not good Flap” and slipped on a stray piece of spaghetti ending up on parade alongside the new wall decoration.
The kitchen door began to open“Startling entrances Brawny this is not going to end up well.”
I yell, “don’t come in.”
But a foot connected with the slippery substance and my hubby flew past and crash landed – “Flap, I think we have a bad case of slipitus.” 
“Not to worry Brawny I will use my cape to boldly go where no man has gone before. Or perhaps not, spag bolognese would clash with my colour coordinated pants and tights.”
Maybe Flap, but we have to do something.” 
A voice came from the other side of the door 
“What’s going on?” Trying to warn my daughter that we had a slight problem, I reiterated the warning, “don’t come….” too late. Another body slipped past but this time gracefully recovered gliding along the floor ending up with a ‘ta dar’, arms stretched out in a state of gymnastic pose.
Lightning gymnastics Brawny, she is good. Yes, I think we have our solution Flap.”
Extending her hands, a confident spaghetti skater helped me stand up as I wobbled to a high stool. Next, she did the same for my hubby. Next sticky strips of pasta were peeled off the floor and thrown away, the wall quickly washed down, smashed plate pieces collected and dinner once again ready to be dished up. My daughter told me to strip off and frumpy clothes were found for me to change into. 
“Speedy quick thinking Brawny, I think our work is done here.” 
“Yes Flap, another successful cleanup. Biff, baff, boff, time to put our feet up.”
And the moral of this tale, forgetfulness can be dangerous, so remember friends, don’t leave cupboard doors open. 
Now, where have those pesky superhero’s gone, I want a word with them. 
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Author: Margaret Kazmierczak

For over fifty years I have laughed and cried through my life – it has been exciting, exhausting, emotional, challenging and infuriating. No one gave me a map or a ‘How to get out of stressful situations’ manual, to help me on my journey. Instead, it has been God and me, His Word and my mistakes. So let’s cut to the chase, I am a wife and mother of three almost adult children! I live in the South of England and dislike the rainy climate. Yes, it looks green but so does my face with little sunshine! With many occupations under my belt, I now spend my time writing – for my blog which includes book reviews, interviews some humorous pieces and a book called "How to Make Victoria Sponge." I also have some devotionals in a multi-author book "Heartwings Devotional. My life is hectic; I am disorganised, and God continually sorts me out. I hope my words bring you hope, comfort and laughter as I sit here in my dining room praying for inspiration and for the cat to get off my laptop!

6 thoughts on “Brawny and Flap and the spaghetti bolognese incident”

  1. Margaret, this reminds me of the time we heard a loud thump in the kitchen when we were visiting my great aunt. My other great aunt (her sister) got up to see what was going on-bare in mind both of these dear ladies are in their late 80’s. We hear another thump. My husband being the hero he is went flying to the kitchen to check on them. To which we heard a LOUDER thump (oh, my am I giggling as I write this!). So, I cautiously, and oh so very carfully tiptoe to the door of the kitchen. I mean, there are Thump Monsters in there!
    Well, all three are sliding ALL over the floor. The first aunt had spilled a whole bottle of oil on the floor, then tried to walk across. The second slid across, as did my husband. My husband grabbed their hands and they “danced” (very unseemly wiggles and gyrations!!) across the floor to the edge of the dirning room where he was able to stand and help each poor lady up. i got towels as all three were a dripping bedraggled mess!
    Thanks for the story and the memories. I miss those dear ladies so very much!
    Glad you and your family were not hurt!

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