Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Pass the Torch Tuesday
Believe it or not, Kelly and I did not plan this. I had planned on posting this as my PTT entry even before I read Kelly's post last night. But she brings up a good point: it is the process, not the product.
Last night, I made some mini meatloaves and had purchased a box of Idahoan mashed potatoes. For Queen Bee, anything that happens in the kitchen is in adventure. She is always right there, wanting to help. And it wasn't so long ago that I was the same age, and always wanting to help my mother in the kitchen.
I had to go back to my "office" (read: bedroom) to start work for the day, so I left Queen in charge of making the potatoes. She had made the kind that come in the bag (Idahoan has some REALLY good instant, real mashed potatoes and my kids love them!), so she thought she knew what she had to do. I didn't look at the box to see what the instructions were, and I assumed that Ace would oversee the construction of our side dish.
When I came out to pull the mini loaves out of the stove, Queen was quite proud of herself when she pulled out my completely full, large Pampered Chef batter bowl. It was overflowing with potatoes... that looked like they could double as wallpaper paste.
Finding out that the Queen had used only milk with no butter, we trudged our way through the potatoes, telling her that they were the best we had ever had. She had tried so hard, and wanted them to be right.
And they were.
I'm a mom of three peeps ... Queen Bee, The Door Man, and the Chandelier Monkey, and wife to Ace, the Helpful Hardware Man. I created this space to get away from the people known as my inlaws, and because life with three kids and a hubby is all Unexplored Territory.
An aching womb