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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Cookies and Milk-A Sentimental Journey

Bug and Papa enjoy an evening ritual of milk and cookies. Papa has taken great joy in teaching him how to correctly dip, nibble and sip.  Did you know there was a correct way of doing this?  Me either.  This ritual takes place sitting at the kitchen island and always puts me on edge because our stools are backless and I have visions of him falling off backwards.  One night I suggested to my husband that a step stool/chair like the one my great grandmother had would be a perfect solution.  Of course, I had no hope of finding one as this was many many moons ago.  But, I thought I might be able to find something similar so I started searching online.  Imagine my surprise when I found out that the company (Cosco) still manufacturers these stools.  I have such sentimental memories of this little red chair that seemed to have been in my great grandmothers kitchen my whole life.  
Who would be sitting in it was a constant source of argument among the cousins and I remember the younger kids were elevated to counter height by a rather thick copy of Ma Bells yellow pages.  An exact replica of this wonderful memory now sits in my kitchen.  Bug just loves his new chair and the fact that he can use the pull out steps to climb up and down all by himself is a big plus.  Our yellow pages aren't any thicker than a magazine, but a nice fat hardcover book gives him just the right height to enjoy his cookies and milk.


 Happy Easter!

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5 comments:

~Kc Waddell said...

What a wonderful memory! For me that stool was at my aunt's house and I had completely forgotten about it until just now. I loved pulling those steps out and sitting on it. I may just have to get one for myself!

Vicki Valenta said...

I am so excited to find out that this stool is still made. My mother had a yellow one and, as a 5'1" tall grandmother, I would love to have one of my own. Somehow having a chair seems tidier than having to pull out a step stool.

And of course there is a correct way to dip, nibble, and sip. It's a very important skill to pass on to the next generation.

I'm off to Google search for a stool.

Rhonda said...

It seems like I hear from anyone I mention this stool to that someone they knew had one :) It seems that at one point they were pretty popular. Vicki-I found the cheapest price at Amazon and the shipping was fast. My son put it together-HINT an electric screwdriver is a big help! :)

Lisa @ Grandmas Briefs said...

Such a great evening ritual. Love that. Rituals truly are what make us who we are as a family.

I have that stool! In the garage, though, and missing the steps. My mom bought it for me when I was first diagnosed with MS and she thought I'd need it to do meal prep. (I didn't really, and still don't). I need to pull it out and put it to use (or find a brand-new one to start making memories for my grandkids).

Lisa @ Grandmas Briefs said...

OOPS! Forgot to say thank you SO much for sharing this in the GRAND Social! Super post!