Oh My

Gideon loves berries.  He especially loves blue, rasp and strawberries. Wait, is that all of the berries?  No, no, of course not. There are also blackberries and what else, boysen?  Honestly, I only know about boysenberries because of IHOP syrups.  I’m pretty sure I’ve never eaten them otherwise.  Anyway, I’m sure he’d love those too, if I bought them, but since those three are all we typically have, he had only those to choose from today when he asked to make muffins.

He chose raspberry and we found all of the ingredients together; flour and sugar, almond extract and sour cream, milk and an egg, baking soda and powder, the pint of raspberries. While I assembled the batter, he pretended to make his own batch in his bowl.  I was spooning the batter into the tins when I heard him yell out “oh my! oh my! mess.”

Baking soda covered a chair, the kitchen floor and one of his feet.  It’s one of those moments where you can either get upset and tell him not to do this kind of thing, or you can tell him it’s okay and teach him how to clean up. I always try for the latter when it’s an accident or when the larger lesson is that perfection isn’t possible; that mercy and grace are wonderfully sweet.  So we got out the vacuum and sucked up the soda.  We played with the trash trucks while we waited for the muffins to bake and ate them while they were still warm.

It’s been a really good day.

    • Poppy
    • July 1st, 2009

    Can he bring some of his homemade muffins over to Poppy’s and Grandma’s house to share?

    • kmackrill1
    • July 1st, 2009


  1. I love this. 🙂

    • Tawnya
    • July 2nd, 2009

    This is so great. I love how you always have Gideon up doing with you whatever you are doing in the kitchen…that’s so, so good. And what an example of being a patient mom with the “mess”. Have a fantastic weekend!

    • kit and luke
    • July 3rd, 2009

    that’s so cute. good job being patient, sounds like he was already sorry about the mess and you handled it perfectly. And that he said “oh my,” = so cute 🙂

    Have fun with your weekend with one kid. those can be special times, for both the kid with you and the kid with the grandparents (we’re doing something similar soon)

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