Friday, April 10, 2009

What The...Fridays

Adorable Hubby is the breakfast chef in our family. He makes incredible buttermilk pancakes, cuts them in bite size pieces for the little ones, drizzles the perfect amount of Mrs. Buttersworth maple flavored corn syrup over them and keeps 'em coming until seven boys are stuffed.

For me, 'cause he's just that sweet, Adorable Hubby spreads the perfect, ultra thin layer of creamy peanut butter over one, well done pancake, then tops it with the perfect amount of organic, real, maple syrup...HEAVEN.

Over the last two months Adorable Hubby has allowed #5 to wheedle a role in his super secret pancake process; #5 gets to flip the last few pancakes then take them off the griddle and put them on a plate. #5's eyes light up and he swells with joy when he gets to be just like Daddy.

This morning as I was scrambling to get the four youngest ready for school and preparing a project for #6's kindergarten "Spring Party," Adorable Hubby and #5 made a small batch of pancakes. Everyone off to school and the project ready to go, I walked in the kitchen to clean up from breakfast, "Mom don't look over here or you'll ruin your great surprise!" Says #5.

I immediately looked!

What the...

#5 had spread about 1/2 a cup of chunky peanut butter on one HUGE, soggy, pancake and was spreading 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter on another huge, soggy Pancake. His eyes were shining, he was making Moms' pancakes just like Daddy. He squeezed maple flavored corn syrup over the whole thing then announced he would sit with me while I ate it so I wouldn't be lonely.

What's a mom to do?

I hope he didn't notice the 1/2 pancake, disguised as a glob of peanut butter, left on the plate.


Mummy McTavish said...

You make us wait from Monday through till Friday for a post but boy do you make it worth the wait... That was so sweet, boys are the greatest at looking after their mummy. Well done 5!

(and YAY for REAL maple syrup for mummy pancakes... except that day)

Octamom said...

Aw! So sweet! In more ways than one, obviously. Hope your insulin levels handled it all okay!


Robbins said...

I love that sweet Isaac, always so thoughtful!

Jen said...

You're a saint.

(That must be where he gets that angelic expression...)

Anonymous said...

I don't know if I could have done that. I think I would have said, "Oh...look what's on TV! You don't want to miss that do you!?" You are brave and a perfect example of what a mom does to show her kids how much she loves them.

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

Look at that proud face! I would have done the same thing. You just can't let them down when they go out of their way for you, can you? So sweet...(on more than one level)!

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

You should have said, your gift sucks! If you paid attention to me you would know how I like my pancakes.

Then you should have cried.

How else is he going to know what it's like to get married to a woman?

At least that is what I hear women can be like. Mrs. Nurse Boy has never waited to see if I still have the receipt before she is excited about the gift.


Boy Mom said...

Mr. Nurse Boy, You're hilarious! I once felt a CD in my stocking which I thought for sure would be the sound track to Master and Commander even though Adorable Hubby swore he couldn't find it. Imagine the change of expression from excited to, er, disappointed? When I pulled out a Marvin Gaye CD! Marvin Gaye, in a brown velor sweat suit. What the... to bad that receipt was gone.

Valerie aka Mamalovelock said...

Awwww, so sweet. Loved this post!!

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