Cory and I went to the beach Tuesday. Beth declared that she wasn't going and she never wants to swim again - so she stayed home. It really irritated me - here I was taking time out of my life to do something fun with my kids, and she didn't even appreciate that. By the time Cory and I got to the beach, I realized this could be a good thing. So I called Beth and told her that since she was home and I wasn't, she got to make dinner. Amazingly, she didn't even complain!? So, after a fun afternoon at the beach, Cory and I arrived home, about the same time as Jeffrey did, to find Beth working on dinner. She had made onion rings - burning herself a little and melting a plastic plate in the process, but she's ok. And she was browning the hamburger with onions and garlic to make tacos. After Cory got out of the shower, he helped her finish up by grating cheese and other details. It was all really good. I knew she could handle it!
But I still want her to come to the beach and play with me.