Jul 9, 2010

Motherhood Shortcomings

I'm not sure how this happened, but all three of my girls love to cook.  They did not get that trait from me, as I don't really enjoy spending tons of time in the kitchen.  So when they get all excited and want to help make dinner, I cringe!

Mothers sometimes have to dig deep to find the needed patience to get through the day.  I have to borrow patience from the next day when my girls are in the kitchen!  Don't get me wrong.  They all do a fabulous job while cooking, but it just makes me crazy for some reason.  I can't complain much about D, my 19 year old, because she is a fabulous cook and I obviously don't have to oversee her anymore.

But put a 10 year old and 8 year old in the kitchen at the same time????  Help Me!

I don't know what it is that puts me over the edge.  Maybe it is lack of control, maybe it is trying to explain the process to ears that aren't listening, or to a child who is already trying to go three steps ahead of me, or a child that is shooting rapid fire questions so fast that I can't even answer them.....you see my problem.
THEN add grease poppin' bacon??? 
AND a steaming hot griddle???
Yes, it makes me a nervous wreck!
But it has to be done.  *sigh*    As future homemakers, they obviously will need to cook.  It probably wouldn't be nice for me to ban them from the kitchen and send them out into the world only able to make a sandwich.

Our dinner of breakfast was delicious, so maybe, just maybe, I will let them cook again in January!


Pamela said...

Oh my Gosh, I feel the same sometimes but no one really wants to help me cook! Maybe because I said "get out of my Way I'm Cooking" too many times. I think I will have to invite them back in so they can learn a little more!

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