6 Oct 2008

FUN MONDAY - A VISIT BY MY MOTHER IN LAW



Mamma Wizdom asks for a "Wordzzle". I couldn't find the meaning of this word neither in my dictionary nor in Wikipedia but apparently our job is to write a story (true or made-up), poem, song, letter... whatever strikes us ABOUT one of the three themes. We must INCLUDE all 10 words. Wild cards (????) words may be used in addition to or in place of the main 10 words.

OK I choose the visit to the Mother in Law as Bed(time) stories belong to the past and bringing up teenagers too.

A visit by my Mother in law

The words: Ostrich, goosebumps, magazines, soup, cats, lethargic, noodles, tequila, doorknob, biscuit

My mother in law was an imposing woman ! she was very tall grey haired and had a big bossom. She could easily put a glass of wine on it without any problem. Never a cup of coffee, that's for sure. She always wore a big pink hat, even inside the house, with ostrich plumes who hang down to her nose. Every 5 seconds she blow them up and sneezed quite often. This was especially irritating when she spoke or when she ate her noodle soup. She spat the noodles out all over the table. Looking at her eating gave me goosebumps. Her cats were sitting around her and waited for some chicken pieces which were swimming in the soup. The oldest cat looked quite lethargic but woke up when she smelled chicken.

In a corner lay a stack of magazines which mother (in law) wanted to read after her lunch. When she had finished her meatballs and tomatoe sauce was all around her mouth, she went to the kitchen to pick up some biscuits and a bottle of tequila. She loved tequila very much and had always a couple of glasses in the afternoon. When she had to go to the bathroom, she usually was so nicely filled up with tequila, that she missed the doorknob and had to try several times until she could open the door.

I always was happy when I could go home and wondered if she would wear her ostrich feather hat in her bed at night !

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PS. This MIL is a creation of myflowering phantasy filled mind !

23 comments:

MommyWizdom said...

Gattina, that was mahr-velous, dahr-ling! I especially love your graphic!

Thanks so much for playing! I enjoyed your story very much!

IamwhoIam said...

Pretty funny all in all and you used all of the words.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Now that is very clever, Gattina. I bet there's someone in the world with a mother-in-law just like that, and you've brought her to life with your words...

Puss-in-Boots said...

Now that is very clever, Gattina. I bet there's someone in the world with a mother-in-law just like that, and you've brought her to life with your words...

Mar said...

Loved your little story, creative writing is very difficult for me! you did wonderfully, I can picture your MIL's pink hat and the graphic is fantastic :)
(She sounds Bavarian more than Italian, lol)
Have a fun Monday !

Eppie said...

Thanks for the extremely hilarious/ rib-tickling mother-in-law story Gattina!

I got another one;


A man: "Your mother-in-law fell into my pond which has some crocodiles into".

The other man - "The crocodiles are yours, so you'll have to save them".

poor Ma-In-Law!

:D

grace said...

very nice, I liked your story

{i}Post said...

Love the illustration that accompanies it! Great job fitting in all the words!

Sayre said...

Don't all MILs love tequila? No? Just mine? Oh.

That was just too funny!

Heather said...

A tequila lovin' mother-in-law! Great story!

Dr.John said...

Now that was funny. I will forever wonder if she wears the hat to bed. Perhaps, after enough tequila, she does.

Swampy said...

You are too creative for your own good.
Now, I want the PINK hat and the "keteela."

EastCoastLife said...

You are so cool!! The graphic is so appropriate and real pretty. :)

Melli said...

DARN! I thought that might REALLY be Mr. Gattino's mother!!! I've often wondered WHY you don't play Raven's Saturday Wordzzle's with us - you DO have such a creative story telling mind!!!

claudie said...

wouha!!!
What a nice MIL! You know I just realize now cOT is for tomorrow only and I posted yesterday night so much I didn't want to miss it!!!! My own MIL Is very ill with Alzeihmer but I must be too!!!! So what about the strike? The teachers must do one but I won't do it because it would cost me to much and with the daughters I prefer to keep my money! I didn't know two girls would need so much money for their beauty, studies and fun!

karisma said...

LOL! Very funny story Gattina and I love your picture! Nice touch!

Woodlandmama said...

Great job. That mother-in-law would not be fun.

VeRonda said...

Hilarious! What a MIL... Hey, ironically enough, we just came back from Mexico (with my ILs... LOL!), and we actually had a great time together. Oh, and all this time we've been pronouncing the drink all wrong... They (in Mexico) call it Ta-kill-yas!

Raven said...

I love the illustration as well as the story. You won't find "wordzzle" in the dictionary. I made the word up. I'm with Melli - I hope that you and others will join in on the Saturday Wordzzle challenge over at Raven's Nest.

NariceatL4 said...

That was so well written! Great story--it pulled me right in! The drink disappearing down her front reminds me of a children's story where the boy hates a certain female relative to visit because she is very big bosomed and when she hugs him he gets smothered in there! Pretty funny!

Alison said...

great story....loved the visual!!

jsi said...

The pictures in my imagination are sensational - you are a very descriptive storyteller.
If I was around someone who ate like that, I would be sick to my stomach.

Very cute story - very cute.

I'm Toni said...

Great story! I can see this woman so clearly!