Monday, January 16, 2012

Cookers Licenses

A few days ago, I was at work, Tommy had to run a couple errands, and Mesa was home with the boys. The boys were having one of those kinds of days,....the kind where you are surprised that either one survives long enough to get a bath that night! Mesa didn't know what to do, and out of frustration, she tries a separation method. She took the underdog of that particular fight (Jared) and had him come to the kitchen to help her cook supper. Both of my little boys like to cook, so Jared lit up and was thrilled to get to help.
Of course, that means Morgan got jealous and wanted to participate. Mesa was trying to keep the boys separated, so she told Morgan he couldn't help this time because he didn't have a "cookers license." (Imagine the look on Jared's face as he smirks at morgan for not having such a coveted item.) Morgan, of course, WAS devastated to learn he didn't have such a thing and had to sit out this time. When I cam home from work, I got to hear all the cranky details from all sides. I had hoped it was over now that parents were home,..... was not......

I've heard bickering for the past few days about "cookers licenses" and who deserves one and who doesn't. Yesterday, poor Morgan was still licking his wounds over the lack of a license and he asked me if he could take his cookers test to see if he was ready for a license. It was Sunday night, all meals were done, ..... I let him cook some hard boiled eggs. He did it by himself with me talking him through it from the sofa. He did just fine and we enjoyed them as a snack. Morgan gleamed with pride as only Morgan can do.

But now Jared hasn't gotten to prove HIMSELF yet, and he is jealous. *sigh* I can never win.
This morning I let Jared help me cook up some breakfast. He cooked the grits (something he isn't a fan of) and we served them up at the table. Jared got his bowl and added butter, salt and pepper. He ate it up as if it were chocolate, and asked for another helping! I was truly surprised by that! After we finished clearing the table, here comes that little smirky face saying "did I pass?"

These two boys tried their best to give me a deadline when I should have their licenses ready for them. I guess in some way it worked, because I've spent a couple hours tonight literally DRAWING cookers licenses for my boys. These aren't clipart, they are actual drawings I did using Paint Shop Pro. I'm pretty pleased with how they look,...and if you notice, Morgan's has brown hair and Jared's has blond hair. I think the boys will really like these when I print them out and present them tomorrow :) Now I'm wishing I could laminate them too! Maybe I'll do just that!

1 comment:

  1. You could cover them in that clear laminate paper. Is that what it's called? I find it in the aisle with the shelf paper.

    Good job, by the way. I'm impressed!