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The 24/7 Kitchen
Kitchen is: Open, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
By SHIRA STROBINSKI, Angel Dela Pena
Trafford PublishingCopyright © 2014 Shira Starobinski
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Have you ever heard of a closed kitchen?
My tired mom has been dreaming for a very long time of a quiet, neat kitchen with a big handwritten sign "Kitchen closed! The chick's had it!" or just a plain sign saying, "Sorry, kitchen closed."
But my family of seven is not rushing to eat at restaurant 7-Eleven. We always find our own way to sneak to the kitchen night and day and throw the Closed Kitchen sign completely out of the way.
(Ha-ha, Mom ... we're smarter than you think.)
Yesterday after breakfast, when Mom was just about to leave the kitchen and place her favorite Closed Kitchen sign on the shelf, there was a knock at the door. It was Mitzi, the street stray kitten, meowing and begging for some milk.
Mom, pitying the raucous kitten, let the poor animal in, and the happy time began: The kitten rolled Mom's potato baskets all over the kitchen. Milk, cheese, and some crackers fell on the floor, causing such a mess that even Mom had to confess, "I did a terrible mistake, help! SOS."
When the kitchen was in order again, Mom started to cook lunch, listening to the zooming of the dishwasher and the beeping of the microwave. Then came a ding-dong buzzing bell sound at the front door. Some hungry family members came back, ready for their lunch. "Maybe, just maybe after lunch," Mom whispered to herself, "closing the kitchen will be in a blink."
But right after a fabulous meal, guess what? Another knock on the door. This time it was Fenway, our hungry old dog begging for crumbs of hogs. Meat, veggies, and lunch leftovers found their way to the floor, and Mom was yelling, "No more! No more!"
Then all of a sudden, baby Robbie woke up from his nap, crying and sobbing for his snack. Milk bottle and solid food were soon placed on his high-chair plate, and from there, as you can guess, the food splattered all over the place. "Oh! No! Oh! No!" I heard Mom screaming. "I'm stuck in the kitchen forever! I can't close the kitchen whatever, whenever."
And guess what happened after?
My daddy came in starving after working hard all day, asking what the menu was for dinner today. Luckily, the defrosted supper meal was amazingly delicious, and everyone seemed to enjoy. Even Mom got excited. "It's the end of the day! I can finally close the kitchen and end my day."
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