So I'm having quite a blogging spurt... two in one week after a six month hiatus. But John Paul made me laugh today and I had to share. Two days ago I made a banana bread. It has become a regular event since all six kids seem to have decided that bananas are no longer cool to eat. We're on a strawberry kick lately. (Personally I'm holding out for apple picking season....only a few more weeks!)
John Paul enjoyed a slice of the banana bread this morning and quite matter of factly recounted "Mom. You know, I know how to make banana bread. First you need to get some bread and then you put a banana in it." It was proof again that kids say the darndest things.
In fact, this morning's banana bread encounter brought back a great memory and pushed me to the keyboard tonight. It was a friend from work who told me several years ago that I needed to start blogging to capture the cute stories of my kids. She advised me of this after I shared at lunch a story from the night before....
Two years back now, Joseph - our eldest, who will soon be six years old (thus rendering my blog name inaccurate I suppose) had a similar culinary epiphany he shared with me. He was just past the 4 and 1/2 year old mark; that point where they are convinced they know all they need to know and can do every thing for themself (except clean up their toys of course). After dinner one evening Joe asked if he could have dessert. Since the entire meal had been consumed, I agreed to dessert and asked what kind of pudding he would like. "Butterscotch! Its my favorite" came the fast reply which was promptly followed by... "Mom. You know, its easy to make butterscotch. First, you need butter. Then you add the scotch." I remember thinking how hard it was not to laugh, since he was genuine and sincere.
When I started this blog I think I believed that there would never be a day when I wasn't the Mom to 6 under 6...but the day is fast approaching. Soon I'll be the mom to two six year olds and 4 under 6...but the blog name will stay the same!