This weekend Carter wanted to bake cookies with me. He decided on peanut butter with chocolate chips.
After all the ingredients had been carefully measured and mixed – well, as carefully as an impatient eight-year-old boy can be – Carter picked up an empty 1 teaspoon measuring spoon and blew kisses into it. He tipped the final ingredient into the bowl, gave it one last mix and declared that it was ready. The cookies had been officially made with love.
Cody was not involved in our baking project as he was deeply engrossed in creating an Excel spreadsheet. He is a big fifth grader, and one of his elective classes is computers and technology. They have been working with spreadsheets recently. And so it was that Cody decided to meld his love of gourmet cheeses and spreadsheets. Apparently I agreed to purchase expensive gourmet cheeses, one every couple weeks, for us to sample. Cody will be documenting the date of purchase, cheese type, location of purchase, price, size, and each family members’ opinion of each cheese on a scale of one to ten. I rather love it.
The first cheese he chose was a Havarti with caraway. We will be tasting it this afternoon with our lunch. And having cookies for dessert.
boys in the kitchen–right where they belong mom!
And they love it!
That’s quite rare that little (maybe not so little after all) like to try different type of cheese. I would love this activity, but no way at my house. I’m the only deeply cheese person, if we don’t count usual sandwich cheese.
We love cheese at our house. I am usually too frugal to purchase the specialty cheeses. This, however, gives me an excuse. 🙂
Cheese and spreadsheets . . . can it get any better?!
I know! It’s the perfect combination. 🙂
How lovely to think of blowing kisses into the mix!
Yes it is.
Your boys are both my spirit animals. One to make cookies, and cookies with love; and the other, to document cheese. I want to be their butler.