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Spaghetti Shenanigans

Me and my two elder kids over dinner

By Gabriela Trofin-TatárPublished about a month ago 1 min read
Top Story - June 2024
Spaghetti Shenanigans
Photo by Tacyra Autrey on Unsplash

I suppose we'll make spaghetti for dinner tonight.

Man, we're gonna eat spaghetti till next Sunday, alright! Sheesh

Oh, my! We’ll be eating spaghetti for the next forty days and forty nights!

She’s gonna make us eat spaghetti till the last noodle’s out of sight!

Spaghetti will be here until The Last Supper’s light.

My middle child lets out a long sigh.

Mom, seriously, do we have to do this again?

We could switch it up, try something new, now and then.

Spaghetti is simple, it’s quick, and you both love it, too.

My job is tough as it is, raising all of you.

But eating it nonstop, Mom, what are we gonna do?

We’ll dream of marinara, TJ, it’s all we’ll see and taste.

And by next week, all our energy will have gone to waste.

We’ll be the kings and queens of pasta, crowned with noodles, it’s our fate. Hm?

Our life will be a red sauce river, forever and ever. We won’t escape this plate.

Mom, you know we love you, but this is quite a plight. What about my veggies diet?

I roll my eyes again... (I've been laughing for the past 45 minutes, it's been quite a night!)

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Gabriela Trofin-Tatár

Full Stack Developer in the making and mother of 3 littles. Curious, bookaholic and travel addict. I also write on Medium and Substack: https://medium.com/@chicachiflada & https://chicachiflada.substack.com/

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Comments (20)

  • Jaye Pool17 days ago

    I love how you made such a routine moment like spaghetti dinner with the kids so creative and extra delicious. I truly enjoyed this! Thanks for sharing!

  • Love the culinary twists and turns here

  • The Dani Writer24 days ago

    Funny AND relatable! WHY do they want dinner EVERY night??? The foods just start to blend together after a while. Can't somebody else cook please? Glad I taught my son early. He knows his way around a kitchen 😁

  • Caroline Jane26 days ago

    🤣 That is one mega spagbol!!! Made me smile.. very relatable! Congratulations on your top story. 😊

  • Congratulations on having your story featured as a top story on Vocal! This is a remarkable achievement, and it's clear why your work has received such recognition. Your storytelling is truly exceptional. The narrative was not only compelling but also beautifully crafted, holding my attention from start to finish. The way you developed the characters and plot was masterful, making the story both engaging and thought-provoking. Your unique voice and perspective shine through, setting your work apart. It’s evident that you poured a lot of passion and effort into this piece, and it has certainly paid off. I look forward to reading more of your incredible stories in the future. Keep up the fantastic work! Best regards, Dr. Jay

  • Michelle Liew27 days ago

    You have just done my favourite noodle, a great honour, Gabriela. Shall I have some spaghetti now? Congratulations on your top story!

  • Ameer Bibi30 days ago

    Congratulations dear on your spaghetti. I wish it will be read for more than 365 days and nights.

  • Alexavierabout a month ago

    very good story

  • Andrea Corwin about a month ago

    Congrats!! Hahaha spaghetti forever!!

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Raihana H.about a month ago

    This was very funny! 😂 now I'm craving some spaghetti! Congrats on top story!

  • shanmuga priyaabout a month ago

    Congratulations 🎉

  • Gerard DiLeoabout a month ago

    Spaghetti ok with me every night.

  • Paul Stewartabout a month ago

    Also, congrats On Top Story!

  • Paul Stewartabout a month ago

    hahahaha...this is a fun little piece and as a Scottish-Italian I approve of that much pasta being consumed!

  • D.K. Shepardabout a month ago

    Absolutely delightful read!! This is such a fun and charming piece!

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Hahahahahahahahaha this was so freaking hilarious! I loved it!

  • Joe Pattersonabout a month ago

    Spaghetti good.

  • Dylan about a month ago

    As someone who could live off spaghetti, well done!

  • Ameer Bibiabout a month ago

    Amazing job But each person has his own taste but I believe evrtuone dies for spaghetti 🍝

Gabriela Trofin-TatárWritten by Gabriela Trofin-Tatár

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