Thursday, December 15, 2011
When Your 11 Year Old Cooks Breakfast
This past weekend the13 year old taught the 11 year old how to make scrambled eggs....demonstrated how to use cooking spray, a little bit of butter and 3 eggs for a wonderful plate of eggs! And so, Monday after school the 11 year old wants to make more eggs (he is the only one who doesn't have practice right after school) I told him OK, but he can't use the stove unless me or Dad are home and he has to clean up when he is finished. He is agreeable to this. Tuesday same thing..he made more eggs after school. He is smug now with his culinary skills. He decided he wants to get up 15 minutes early Wed and make eggs for breakfast ." Aren't you kind of getting tired of eggs? " "No, not all, I love them. " I have minimal interest in getting up early so he can cook more eggs, but my husband said he would be awake so that would be OK. At 5;45am the 11 year old is in the kitchen cracking 3 eggs in his little greased frying pan.... the two other brothers get up and smell those yummy eggs...they come downstairs and say, "Hey! Can we have some? " The chef realizes he is in demand now and tries to make enough for his brothers and adds 12 more eggs to the little greased pan. The dad who is supervising is shaving in the bathroom, and I am asleep. All those runny eggs overflowed and no one had any idea what to do. Dad has to come with shaving cream all over his face and fix the mess. I am still sleeping, the three boys apparently are just standing there watching. My husband ended up cooking the 3 boys eggs and cleaning everything up before I ever even knew about it....No one mentioned a single word to me about breakfast...and can you believe I just bought 24 more eggs? It really is a zoo.
Posted by Annmarie Pipa at 7:36 AM