If someone was mackin' on you, he probably drank loganberry juice and he certainly would walk behind the Super Duper to buy you a slice of Trusello's pizza with the cheese under the sauce and he absolutely thought you were cute. You pegged your jeans and he wore a jean jacket and maybe he'd ask if you were going to Canada on Saturday night, because Canada was no further than his house but a lot more fun. Or maybe he'd suggest Duck Island or a walk around the Wintergarden, because if he was mackin' on you, you couldn't be anywhere but in Niagara Falls, circa 1992.
Or so I think. Did the cute boys mack on you where you lived?
We never ate Taco Bell because we always ate Mighty Taco and I don't think I knew about Dunkin' Donuts but that's because we had Frankie's Donuts and we we never said flirting because we always said mackin'. Did I really see him mackin' on you at Deveaux field by the picnic table?
E was talking yesterday in one of those endless soliloquies for which I'm not really a relevant audience member and I'm not generally called on to participate, although my presence is not entirely optional, either. So I was washing dishes and making tea and pureeing baby food and dispensing it into ice cube trays to freeze when she started narrating about a boy at school and his mackin'
and suddenly I started listening, because did I need to remind you that she is still just four but I have not been fifteen for a very long time?
There was talk of the boy, and his mackin', and the boy's mackin': it was good. And she wanted some more mackin' and could I talk to the boy or his mommy to learn about his mackin'?
A Life Lesson for My Daughters:
If you need to question a boy's mommy about his mackin', he's not doing it very well.
Except, this was really about the tea I was making (not mackin') because Mommy, don't you need boiling water for mackin'? and I am wondering which boy at school is this? and is he kinky? and what investigative questions do I need to ask of her now, exactly?
Have you figured it out, yet? because my past was clouding my logic and I was not very fast to figure it out.
She wasn't really saying mackin', of course, because she was saying macken.
I mean, obviously.
And the macken, that's really mac'n'.
Her friend in school had mac'n'cheese with no cheese.
He just had mac'n'.
She wanted some nude noodles, and that I can accomodate.