Brace yourself for the newest edition of Goofy Monday. I’m starting with a photo of delicious chocolate chip cookies waiting to be baked. Know you may lose your appetite by the end of this post. I’m just warning you. That’s what life with boys can be like…
Cooking with rotten eggs
A few days ago, my now five-year old boy asked to make chocolate chip cookies. As we were about to place the dough on the cookie sheet, I saw he was tempted to pull a few chocolate chips out of the bowl to eat them.
Me: “Remember, we don’t eat raw cookie dough.”
Son #2: “Oh yeah, right, sorry.”
Me: “Do you remember why we don’t eat raw dough?”
Son #2: “Because it has rotten eggs in it?”
And that’s where the saying comes from: “The first one who licks the spoon eats a rotten egg.” Oh, and let me know if you’d like the recipe for chocolate chip / rotten egg cookies. I’ll be glad to share.
What girls like
Last week, the same little guy came back from school and exclaimed: “Girls love boys with long eyelashes!” Apparently, he heard it from his teacher. And I have to agree with her. Long eyelashes on a man are sexy. I looked at both my kids’ eyelashes and sighed. I’m going to have my hands full when they start showing serious interest in girls, because their eyelashes are at least a foot’s length…
In the morning, I read books with my youngest in the car, between the time we drop off his brother at school and his preschool starts. A few days ago, we were reading a book on insects and we’d reached the page on grasshoppers and locusts.
Son #2: “Locusts, they like to eat farmers.”
I just stared at him and waited, trying not to laugh. It was hard not to.
Son #2: “Oh, oops, that’s not right! Haha, hihi, haha, hihihihi…”
But then, I couldn’t help thinking there has to be a horror movie out there, where a swarm of locusts infest a farm and eat everything and everyone in sight. Did you see that movie by any chance?
Enjoy your next batch of chocolate chip cookies!