Mama Diaries

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Kids in the Kitchen

"Mom," my eleven-year-old daughter said.  "Can Bubba and I make dinner tonight?"

"Sure," I said.  A break from kitchen duty sounded good. "What are you going to make?"

"Pizza."

"Okay."  I got out the Pillsbury pizza dough and other ingredients and placed them on the counter.  "Have at it."

I went back to my work. 

Two seconds later:  "Mom, how do you open this?"

I had to show her how. 

Three seconds later:  "Mom, what do you do with this stuff?"

"Read the directions."

Four seconds later, I looked at the girl.  She had rolled the pizza dough into a giant ball.  "You're supposed to roll out the dough," I said. 

She tried and got frustrated.  "Here Mom, you do it!"

I rolled the dough into a circle.

"Now what?" she asked.

"Read the directions," I said, and went back to my work.

Five seconds later:  "Mom, you need to put this in the oven."

I put it in the oven and set the timer. Meanwhile, my daughter decided to make a milkshake.  She got out the blender, and the milk, and the ice cream.  She put the stuff in the blender and started mixing.  Unfortunately, the apparatus was not completely secure, and milk spilled out the bottom.  "Mom!" she cried.  "You didn't put this together right!"  She stood there while the milk poured off of the kitchen counter on to the floor.

I grabbed some paper towels and cleaned up the mess.  

Then my son got involved. Of course I had to help him, too.

Finally, dinner was ready.

"Mom, can we invite our friends over for a pizza party?  I think they'll like the pizza I made."

I laughed at that.  "Sure, go ahead," I said. 

Soon we had a house full of kids enjoying pizza and milk shakes.  So much for a night off!

 

26 comments:

  1. This one sounds like a familiar tale!

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    1. I'm sure it's a story a lot of moms can tell!

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  2. I love reading your stories, but they make me miss having a child in the house. :)

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    1. Awww. You can relive it all through my kids - without the cleanup! ;)

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    1. LOL! I try, but sometimes it isn't easy!

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  4. Yes, sounds like you do have much patience. Our kids like to cook, and I think it's because I let them get involved early on in the kitchen. It was the pouring that made me nervous.

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    1. I wish I had a nickel for every spill. I think I'd be rich! LOL!

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  5. Your stories make me miss the times when my children were young and doing crazy things :) You are a good mom!

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  6. hahaha she knows how to cook, get you to do it, works for me.

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  7. Your daughter is a sly one. She got you to fix pizza so she could have a party. heheheheheheh

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. It's dangerous to have such a smart kid! I'd better be careful with that one! LOL!

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  8. It never really seems like a break when the kids are in the kitchen (-: At least they tried to do wht pizza on their own. lol

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    1. So true! You should see what the kitchen looks like when we're baking Christmas cookies. Scary!

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  9. You are such a supporting and *cool* mom! Can I be your daughter :-)

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    1. LOL! Sure! What's another kid in the house? ;)

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  10. It's times like these that will be your favorite memories when your kids are off to college. LOL.

    Enjoy all the messes while you can.

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    1. LOL! That's what I keep telling myself - enjoy the messes while I can!

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  11. Don't you love getting interrupted? Good times - enjoy.

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    1. It's a constant interruption! At least when the kids are in school, I can get things done!

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  12. oh i can tell this is one of those wonderful times that you will have in your memory for a long time---what a great mom :)

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  13. Kids will be kids! You gotta love 'em.
    Sounds like a similar story I experienced, many, many, times. :)

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  14. Wow, a spur of the moment pizza party. Sounds like fun.

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