Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mama's boys

I remember when I was a kid, my mom would get sick for days on end. There was nothing we could do to help her but leave her alone. I could almost feel her pain just looking at her, it was so bad.

Now I'm the exact same age that she was when it started and I am going through the same pain. Some days I can barely stand up, and I see the same look of concern and wanting to help in my own kids eyes.

On those bad days the kids really step up. 5 and 7 years old is a wonderful age. Both kids can read, follow directions, darn near do everything themselves. sigh. They grow up so fast. The other day I was in too much pain to cook dinner or even call for take out.

The Kid got my phone, read my recipes and made dinner. He made Shoyu Gohan. Luckily I usually have a few of the ingredients prepped and chopped in the freezer at all times to make for a quick meal.

The Kid has always helped in the kitchen ever since he was little. He loves to prep and help cook, I think that's why he's so open to eating so many different things. Now all those years of being my littlest sous chef is paying off.

I helped him get some high stuff off the shelf, but otherwise he did most of the dumping of ingredients, pour and measuring of sauces and spices. I managed a quick pic of him in action before I went back to bed. Sure it's an easy recipe but he really did a great job. Not only that he cleaned up the table and helped the Baby with his homework. That Kid deserves a new set of Legos.

Shoyu Gohan (recipe here)

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Anonymous Laura said...

This is such a sweet post. You are so lucky to have such great kids, but of course they are lucky to have you, too! I hope you feel better!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 1:41:00 PM  
Blogger Val said...

Sorry to hear that you have fallen ill. I hope that you feel better soon. What a good job you have done raising such helpful and loving sons. Good job!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 8:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Jaime said...

I'm sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. You have great kids! That really shows what a great parent you are. I hope you get better soon.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 9:08:00 AM  
Anonymous alibaba40 said...

Aww, this touched my heart. Another testament to you being an awesome mom! Your sons are the greatest.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Babs said...

Your boys are a direct result of your mothering! I hope you feel better soon!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 12:22:00 PM  
Blogger Lorena said...

I'm sorry to hear you're not feeling well. I hope it passes quickly.

And I'll pass along something someone said to me a couple of weeks ago -- when you have such a good kid, it's a reflection of good parenting. So, pat yourself on the back (if it doesn't hurt, that is!) because you're an awesome mom and it shows!

Thursday, September 29, 2011 8:43:00 AM  
Blogger Sizzle said...

I hope this pain is fixable? I'm sorry you are hurting.

Your boys are so sweet. You've raised them so well!

Thursday, September 29, 2011 1:40:00 PM  
Blogger Kristen said...

I hope that you feel better soon. Your boys are awesome because you are awesome. Keep doing what you do, you are their best example.

Thursday, September 29, 2011 5:16:00 PM  
Blogger joyce said...

hope you're feeling better...
it's nice you have little angels to take care of you...

Tuesday, October 04, 2011 9:27:00 PM  
Blogger L.A. Story said...

That's so cute. Hope you are feeling better.

Thursday, October 06, 2011 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Camille said...

You and Husband are doing a great job if the Kid can cook dinner, clean and take care of mommy and little sibling ;)

Thursday, November 29, 2012 10:03:00 PM  

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