Reader’s Story: My Little Chef
I have two children. A 10 year old daughter Alyssa and an 8 year old son, Adam. Adam never ceases to amaze me! The other day while my husband, Chuck, was at work I was taking a shower. I heard a knock on the bathroom door, and my son calling “MOOOOOOOM!”. My first thoughts were ” Oh great! someone is either hurt, or they are fighting, or he needs to use the bathroom.” Surprisingly, it was none of these. He asked “Can I make myself some eggs?” Well, naturally my first vision of an 8 year old making eggs was not good. So I responded “No buddy wait till I get out, and I will make you some.” To that he said “But I know how to, I watch you and Grandma make them all the time.” It was then that I thought about “My” 8 year old son the one who organizes his clothes drawer, and makes sure when we are packing to go on a trip that we never forget anything, and helps me clean the house, and so on…. After pondering for a second I said “okay, but be careful.”
After my shower I headed to see what surprise awaited me in the kitchen. There was Adam, with his plate of 2 perfectly cooked over medium eggs sprinkled lightly with salt and lots of pepper (just how he likes it) Along with 2 pieces of toast (one wheat and one potato bread), possibly to add a splash of variety to his meal. I looked around at the kitchen everything was nicely put away even the electric skillet was unplugged. I was so proud of my little chef. I even have a hard enough time making over medium eggs let alone an 8 year old boy. I fully expected to find scrambled up half burnt eggs topped with crunchy egg shell.
So now, he wants to make me what he calls “eggs with a bunch of grilled vegetables” (aka a veggie scramble). I told him he can make it for me Thursday morning, I am so excited to try his creation! Now I am just looking forward to him learning to make dinners… Boy wouldn’t that be GREAT!!
Janette M. ~ Grants Pass, Or