by Hannah Ceselski
SPRINGFIELD, MO — Every Sunday night, matriarch Susan Hobbes treats her family to a special meal of hot dogs and Lay’s potato chips. However, due to her husband Gary’s recent job demotion, this week Susan had to prepare dinner with bread instead of hot dog buns.
“Tastes great, Ma!” lied Hobbes’s oldest son Nicky as her youngest son Ethan excused himself from the dinner table.
“We all have to make sacrifices,” said Hobbes as she rummaged through the special condiment drawer for ketchup packets. “You’ll understand when you have your own mouths to feed.”
Susan surprised her family the next night by making spaghetti but “without the meatballs this time.