Tonight Daniel and his friend Timmy had to go to a tech meeting that was a dessert potluck. Daniel decided to bake a pumpkin-carrot cake.
Timmy comes and stays at our house and has been “adopted” into our family as our third child. Daniel and Timmy are almost like brothers. Timmy is also a great sport in helping Daniel out. So Daniel recruited Timmy to be his “sous-chef.”
I was cooking dinner while they were baking a cake and it was quite amusing all that happened in the process of two teenage boys baking a cake.
Daniel: What do I have to do first?
Angela: Grate the carrots.
Daniel: Ok. Timmy, here. Grate the carrots. (to Angela) Okay, what do I do next?
Daniel: Mom, do I need to measure? Or can I eyeball it?
Angela: Uh, it’s baking. You’re supposed to measure.
Daniel: Oh. I never did in Foods class. It’s amazing everything turned out right.
Daniel: (to Timmy, who is grating carrots) No, no, Timmy, you’re not doing it right. Let me do it. (Takes the carrot and starts grating.)
Me: Uh, Daniel, that’s not how you grate a carrot. Turn it at an angle so you get more surface area.
Daniel: Oh. That’s what Timmy was doing. (Timmy glares at Daniel.)
Daniel: (watching Timmy munch on carrot bits) I think Timmy was a rabbit in a former life.
Daniel: (munching on carrot bits) Like Timmy, I also was a rabbit in a former life.
Daniel: Oops. I was supposed to add the carrots after I mixed everything else up. I’m sure it doesn’t make any difference.
Megan: Daniel, you need to follow the directions!
Daniel: I follow directions! Just not all of them.
Yes, quite an amusing comedy. However, he and Timmy did do an excellent job.
The cake was super delicious!