Britt Nicole is playing on my iTunes. My 10 year old son and I just spent some time in the kitchen fixing dinner. He is so very eager to learn and help. I think of his wife often in these moments. She better love me…
Yes, it would be so much quicker and faster if I just did it myself. Yes, I cringe on the inside as he spills a bit of our expensive grass fed beef from too vigorous a stirring. I try not to react. He is far more important than 50 cents worth of meat, I tell myself.
Of course he is.
That’s not even a question, but on long days when my head is pounding, I easily forget these truths. Thank God for His precious reminders. However, when both of my kiddos want to help, and they start bickering over who has gotten more stir time at the stove.. I am unfortunately not so gracious. I am fully admitting that I am a work in progress.
Thankfully, today Miss H decided to watch some Spongebob. Praise the Lord. 😉
I really try to soak in these moments because they are so very fleeting. My son is entering middle school next year.
Yeah, don’t even get me started. I am a 33 year old woman who still feels like an 11 year old chubby girl entering middle school myself.
You don’t? Maybe it’s just me.
Anyway.. feeling like that, how can I possibly have a soon to be middle schooler? And how can I possibly pass up any and every opportunity to spend some quality time with this boy-man, who will be taller than me shortly. With his Justin Bieber hair and gray blue eyes and the world’s most gorgeous smile I can’t… and so we cook and stir and make messes.
And why do I love Traders? Reason #453…Because they make fixing Taco Salad a snap. Their new Taco Seasoning mix is gluten free (whoo hoo) and MSG free (yay), oh and a whopping .79 cents.
Word of Caution… It is a bit spicy. I added the whole packet to 1 pound of grass fed ground beef (another great deal at Traders!) and it was a bit much for my sensitive tongue-d daughter.
It’s ok. She drank 2 bottles of water during her meal. She’s perfectly fine.
(Next time, I will only add 1/2 a packet and see if that helps.)
Trader’s is great. Cooking with your kiddos does all sorts of good things with their little souls. And, after the mess is cleaned up, I think my soul is refreshed as well. In fact, I know it is.
What are you cooking?