They Try; They Really Try!

September 29, 2009 by Michelle

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Soooo last night I made the flatbread for dinner and told you all how easy it was. And how much the wee ones loved it.

I think my husband was jealous.

He doesn’t really cook. His job is grilling hamburgers or hot dogs. And that’s about the extent of it. Little Miss doesn’t like the omelettes he makes (he doesn’t whisk them enough so they aren’t fluffy, I think). He follows recipes to the letter on the rare occasion he does cook, and he generally leave it to me.

Except when he makes pancakes. Pancakes he can cook (ok, I don’t like his pancakes, but I also don’t eat restaurant pancakes. I’m picky). He makes them at least once a week when I’m working and don’t get home until late. He’s proud of his pancakes. And really sad that I can make something so quickly and so easily that the wee ones rave over.

So he turned to Little Miss: What do you like better, this flatbread or my pancakes?

Mommy’s flatbread! she squealed.

Even though I put carob chips in your pancakes?

Umm, I like them both.

I had to jump in at that point, giggling a little. That’s ok, Little Miss. We know the real answer, don’t we?

She nodded and smiled at me.

My husband then turned to Mister Man to work on him.

Same result. In fact, he also finally capitulated and told Daddy that he likes both the same.

Again, I had the same response. We know the real answer, don’t we, Mister Man?

He grinned, Yeah, we know the real answer, Mommy!

I turned to my husband, triumph in my eyes, smirking just a little. Hey, they know good stuff when they see it.

It was right about then that Mister Man turned to look at me and earnestly asked, So what’s the real answer, Mommy?

I looked at my husband, and we both died laughing. Yeah, I guess we know what the real answer is after all!


  • Laura

    Too cute! I love kids and their innocent little selves πŸ™‚

  • WeaselMomma

    Little Man is too funny.
    I wouldn't like pancakes with carob chips either. Or anything with carob chips for that matter.

  • MaBunny

    very cute – out of the mouths of babes!

  • Karen

    So what IS the real answer? πŸ˜‰

  • septembermom

    Your kids know how to keep the conversation fun and interesting! I love how you all enjoy spending time together even during these little talks. You have a great family apparently!!!

  • Roxane

    That would be Mommy 1 vs Daddy 0 for anyone who is keeping track πŸ™‚

  • Cookie

    That is funny! My husband is the dedicated pancake maker in my house. And I wouldn't have it any other way!

  • Unknown Mami


  • Michelle

    Laura – Yeah… they're innocent for now. We know how that will go long term though!

    WeaselMomma – Isn't he though? And the carob is necessary because of the dairy allergy. She's totally cool with carob, but I'm with you!

    MaBunny – Yep. I can only hope they continue to be this entertaining as they age.

    Karen – Duh, Mommy's cooking is ALWAYS the best.

    Kelly – They certainly do! We have a lot of fun together, and I'm grateful for it.

    Roxane – Well, almost. Some might call this one a do over. But in general, Mommy's up by a kazillion to none πŸ™‚

    Cookie – I used to make pancakes until it became a weekly thing. I don't like pancakes much, and definitely not once a week, so now it's Daddy's job πŸ™‚

    Unknown Mami – Isn't it? Think of all you have to look forward to!

  • Melisa with one S

    Yes, I'm freakin' behind on reading everyone's blogs. Sue me. No comments please, that I had to go back to SEPTEMBER to catch up with you. (and it's not just you.)

    Shew,I'm just glad to be back! πŸ™‚

    P.S. Cute story!

  • Elftea


  • Michelle

    Melisa – You're allowed… after all, look at how far behind *I* am πŸ™‚ Glad you like the story.

    Elftea – Yeah… I make cute kids. Unfortuntately(?) for the world, I'm done πŸ˜‰

  • Michelle

    Melisa – You're allowed… after all, look at how far behind *I* am πŸ™‚ Glad you like the story.

    Elftea – Yeah… I make cute kids. Unfortuntately(?) for the world, I'm done πŸ˜‰

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