Saturday, March 19, 2011

the buff boy

From the beginning it was a laugh fest. Both of them living large. A girls night out. Beverages ordered first. A glass of The Mad Housewife for JCK, which seemed apropos. Her companion.... a milk.


As they kicked back in their booth, a lively conversation ensued in which JCK and GIRL chattered on about their day. JCK asking the questions, and GIRL soaking up that one-on-one time, which felt delicious to both of them.

GIRL: Mommy, we are on a DATE!

Curious as always, GIRL had a lot of questions about the operation of the restaurant. JCK, having worked in many restaurants in her youth, was happy to launch forth on the role of waiters, the bartender, and the bus boy.

GIRL: What does the Buff Boy do, Mama?

And JCK proceeded to giggle, and GIRL started to giggle even though she didn't know why. And, JCK continued to giggle, and GIRL continued to giggle. And they giggled until there was no giggle left.

JCK: It's a Bus Boy, GIRL. Not a Buff Boy.

GIRL: OH!

JCK: The reason that it is so funny, GIRL, is that there really is such a thing as a buff boy. Although, usually it refers to a man. Someone who is buff is someone who has a lot of nice muscles.

And, then JCK started giggling again. And, GIRL giggled because her mama couldn't stop giggling.

GIRL: I'm making you laugh, Mommy! Buff Boy! Buff Boy!

Because back in the day? JCK knew a few Buff Boys.

Then came the perfect finish to a special night... a giant red velvet cupcake. GIRL didn't want to share. She is too much like her mama...


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5 comments:

Slow Panic said...

So sweet! I love those one-on-one moments.

Jen said...

I thought this was going to be a different kind of girls night out! But, I would say that this is the best kind. What a fun, special time for you two.

Janet said...

I love it!! What a lovely date - I'll have to do that with the Queen sometime soon.

Arija Mortlock Applegate said...

love it, cuz! yes, I do believe you and I have known our share of buff boys in various situations together, but remember us calling them by another name...rough and ready boys/men....aaaaahhhh, that brings me back....hee hee hee.

Rima said...

Loved this. You two are awesome.

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