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!
#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.