Murphy Dome Diaries

A journalist observes life in the far north.

After dinner

Me, elbow deep in a sink full of hot, soapy water. Jade, who had snatched a pocket knife from the kitchen desk where we pile junk.

Jade, put down that knife. Jade, put that knife on the desk. Right there on the desk. Back up, Jade. Now put the knife on the desk.

Take your hand off the knife. Honey, remove your hand from the knife. Stop touching the knife. Jade, that includes your finger. Back away from the knife …

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2 comments on “After dinner

  1. Marie
    January 26, 2010

    ah, memories. so, does she still have all her fingers?

  2. Titanium
    January 26, 2010

    Soon, you’ll look over and find the cute chipmunk she carved while you were sanitizing the flatware… girls are funny that way, often much more dextrous than little boys- but every bit as curious.

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