Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Trading Places

The other day the boys were watching yet another episode of Garfield that they had checked out from the library and I said, "I think I'm going to just sit around watching Garfield all day!  You guys can cook the meals and clean the house and do the laundry!"

The boys seized on this idea, and while I didn't sit around watching Garfield, I did have boys helping me out more, and Paul had boys volunteering to dig fence post holes. 

Cort learned how to make deviled eggs and apple pies.  He did an excellent job and was so proud of his creations.  The next day, when we attended a church potluck, he watched in pride as every last deviled egg was eaten.

The two apple pies he made turned out very well too!  Sadly, we didn't get many apples this year due to a late frost, but at least we put the few we had to good use. 

Readers, who would you like to trade places with for a day?

19 comments:

Mildred said...

What a great photo! So glad Cort's deviled eggs were a hit at the potluck.

Tom said...

Way to go guys!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

What sweet boys you have! That is quite an accomplishment for Cort---the eggs and the pie. I think I would like to be an archaeologist on a dig for one day. That was one of my dreams when I was a girl.

Crystal Collier said...

I love it! That's one thing I think kids miss out on too much these days--learning how to cook. My oldest made a pan of lasagna by himself yesterday, and I beamed with pride. I asked him how prepared he felt to go out into the world and cook for himself. (He's 15.) He said he felt pretty confident. Now that's a life skill, eh?

Out on the prairie said...

I always enjoyed when my mom handed a dusting cloth to me and let me help

Chatty Crone said...

What a cutie!

Ginny Hartzler said...

What a fun thing to do! I do believe that boys should learn to cook, so that in the future they can take care of themselves, and their wives if need be. Cort is really growing!

Sally said...

How wonderful, it's never too soon to teach the kids responsibility. Adorable Cort; he has the cutest expression.

Can't think of anyone I'd trade places with at the moment. However, when or if I do, I'll be sure to let you know. :)

xoxo

Betsy Adams said...

Cort has the most beautiful smile... What a handsome little guy. I can tell how proud he is of himself....

Glad the boys enjoy cooking. My sons all enjoy it... AND my hubby is a better cook than I've ever been... ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is so sweet and I'm sure they enjoyed helping out!
I want to trade places with Queen Elizabeth....

Lin said...

The cat. Except for the licking part.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Wow!!! And your kidding ,, Cort can make an apple pie and deviled eggs!! Wow!!
love
tweedles

mail4rosey said...

Ha I love when the kids take a joke and make it real. :) The pie looks great and hurrah that the deviled eggs were a big hit!

alissa apel said...

I sometimes wish I could trade places with my students. Good job on the pie and eggs Cort! Isaak loves making scrambled eggs.

Caren Gittleman said...

What a GREAT idea and look at that adorable face!!! I LOVE that idea! I would like to trade places with my husband who is retired and never seems to have much to do since I do everything lol!! catchatwithcarenandcody

Robert Bennett said...

Oh man. I had something similar happen when I was young. Damn, did my mom regret it at the time but it worked out in the end. Now I'm the one who carried on the few recipes she shared with anyone before she passed. <3

Endah Murniyati said...

He's really a creative boy!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love that your boys are such good helpers; you've taught them well.
Today, I'd love to trade places with someone who has a SPA day planned. :)

Annette said...

So fun! You may just have inspired a new hobby for Cort. (Maybe you'll see him around the kitchen more often--and not just to eat!) He gets to truly learn how to cook "from farm to table." How cool that you used your own apples this year (even though there were few)!