Making Pies with The Kids
My children have been my first, and best cooking students. They have all been cooking with me since the day they were born. Every year, on the day before Thanksgiving, we make pies. Each child makes their special pie with me. It’s a one-on-one lesson. Yes, it takes all day. But it’s a glorious day. The pies the children choose to make have, over the years, become part of their identity. Charlotte ALWAYS makes the apple pie. Rosie ALWAYS makes the cherry pie, and so on. It provides us with consistency in our transient military life. Every year each child grows a little, and becomes more capable of completing the steps of their recipe without my help. It’s a perfect representation of how, while I may not need to do things for them as they grow older, they would still like me around - even if it’s only to say “good job”, “I’m proud of you”, and even “I respect your decision to make a choice I would not make. ...
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