Monday, November 24, 2008

Where The Wild Things Eat

The night Max redid the dining room

And made decorating mischief of one kind and another

With aqua chairs and curtains and a strange moderne hutch

To say nothing of the peculiar daisy-candle thing about to fall off the edge of the table,

His wife said "Wild thing!

What was wrong with English Colonial?"

And left him in the room without any supper.

And because Max had built a bizarre windowbox in the room

That very night a forest grew

And grew

Until Max couldn't even see what he was eating or who had come over for dinner

Which, given the sort of Wild Things who tended to go to Max's dinner parties

Was probably Not Such A Bad Idea.

And when he finally located the leftover Kraft Dinner he had heated up

Amazingly enough

It was still hot.

15 comments:

dana wyzard said...

I found you from a comment on Dadthedude, and your ability to make soy "acceptable". Could you share a few pointers with me? I'm newly diabetic and at a loss.

~~louise~~ said...

Oh my goodness! I think we knew someone with a dining room like this. The Kraft dinner really completes the mood.

Happy Thanksgiving Lidian. Enjoy!

Preston said...

OMG I so want that dining room sans the Kraft dinner. LOL

Tori Lennox said...

Wow. That room is so '60s!

Kirsten said...

I also like the pink(ish) carpet!

Amy said...

ha ha this is one of your best ones! I love that story "where the wild things are".

Lidian said...

Dana - I will write you an e mail and tell you what I know, which is basic at best. Still, we do like tofu here, so I hope it will help!

Louise - Happy Thanksgiving to you too! We had ours up here in Canada last month but I always celebrate it mentally at the end of November, too.

Preston - It would all cost a fortune now, wouldn't it though? I kind of like the hutch, myself. I used to eat KD in university a lot so cannot abide it now.

Tori - It sure is! It is from a lovely book called Creative Home Decorating, so you can imagine some of the other pics.

Kirsten - Goes very nicely with aqua!

Amy - Thank you! I love Maurice Sendak and WTWTA was a favorite around our house when the girls were little. I hunted down the family copy to reread it first, and really enjoyed it!

Bill said...

Alternate title:
When Good Danish Goes Bad

Kristie said...

Everything in our house growing up was aqua! Aqua siding, aqua carpet, aqua bathroom tile and floor, aqua kitchen floor. Aqua counter top. I'm surprised my mother wasn't aqua.
OMG! Look at my kitchen blog. It's aqua!

looking4ancestors said...

Greetings Lidian,
I love Max and Kraft Dinner! However, his taste in dining room decor is a little too wild for me.

Melanie said...

Oh, I love, love, love that room. I think I want to marry Max. My kitchen is mostly aqua and I'd love to get my hands on that Danish furniture!

Karin said...

Here's something for you. Bye and greetings from Sweden.

Laura said...

This almost takes me back to a time ... (shudder)!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Needless To Say said...

Yay to you and your Maurice Sendak sendoff! This was great!

Lidian said...

Karin - Thank you, and hello from Canada! :)

Laura - Happy Thanksgiving to you too! :)

Needless To Say - Thank you! :)

(lots of smiles today!)