Last night on Facebook, I posted the following status update:

Dear Hadley,

I forced our mother to eat french fries at lunch today. (She wanted bean salad. She wanted to pair her lobster club sandwich with BEAN SALAD.)

Sincerely yours,

My sister responded with:

Remember when divorce started to become a common thing in the 70s and every kid was worrying about it and about which parent they’d want to live with if it happened in their family? In hindsight, the answer was pretty obvious.

Which is probably why she has another book deal, and I’m working on writing my signature with my left hand.


  1. Karen on August 25, 2016 at 4:52 pm


  2. thatskinnychickcanbake on August 25, 2016 at 4:57 pm

    Such a faux pas! So glad you were available to advise–such a helpful daughter 🙂

    • movita beaucoup on August 25, 2016 at 7:07 pm

      Good daughters never let their mothers eat bean salad.

  3. Cindy on August 25, 2016 at 5:02 pm


  4. Eva on August 25, 2016 at 5:02 pm


  5. Stephbo on August 25, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Hadley is almost as funny as you. Almost. ????

  6. WillCookForFriends on August 25, 2016 at 10:56 pm

    Bahahaha! Ditto what Stephbo said… *almost* as funny. (The two of you combined, however, are comedy gold.)

  7. movita's sister on August 25, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    Challenge accepted, laydeez.

    • movita beaucoup on August 25, 2016 at 11:22 pm


  8. Stacy on August 26, 2016 at 1:42 am

    I read that exchange and so wished I could spend time in person with your whole family. Such a hoot!

  9. Abbe@This is How I Cook on August 28, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Bean salad should never have been on the menu.

    • movita beaucoup on August 29, 2016 at 9:06 am

      That’s all I’m saying.

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