Monday, November 26, 2007

You don't have to go home...

Finally.

The house is quiet.

Don't get me wrong, it was fun to have everyone visit us for a change.



We even got Mom to rock out with Guitar Hero.



Having two babies in the house changes things. Really.

We jokingly referred to my youngest as "babies' first stalker" as she wanted to know where they were, what they were doing, and why couldn't she play with them on a minute-by-minute basis.



No, we are not having any more babies.

My hands are already full.

The boy was very, very, very interested in the turkey. He wanted to know all about the bones: where they go, what they do, and can you put it back together after you take it apart?

This turkey, that will live in family lore...


This turkey, that earned me the right, like it or not, to cook the turkey every year...



This turkey, that brought so much gastronomic delight...



Was reduced to this...



My ever-patient mother saved the carcass for my son. Not only did she save it, but she helped him dissect it. Bone by bone, she told him what they do. She showed him how to wash the bones, and answered his questions. He asked a lot of questions - the way only a five year old boy can ask.

And when he was done, picking apart the turkey, and saving some of the bones (which are still sitting on my counter)... He had dinner.

9 comments:

Tree said...

I love your son! He reminds me so much of N that I cannot stand it. Can your mom come over and solve the mystery of the turkey carcass for him?

The turkey looks beautiful!

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Lukie said...

Your family is beautiful. I love the eating with the fingers. Not a fork in sight. My 10 year old still does this. Not as charming when they are 10.

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

Love it! I especially love the pic of Mom playing the guitar!

Gretchen said...

Tree- My mom is a teacher by trade, and loves it more than about anything. Should you ever find yourself (and your son) nearby, she would certainly show him the ins and outs of a carcass.

Lukie- thank you so much. Yes, no fork.

Aimee- Mom did have fun with it!

Lotta said...

The turkey looks fantastic, as do you!

midlife mommy said...

Aren't grandmas wonderful? I still miss mine. The bird looks delicious.

g-man said...

Yeah, that turkey looks, GREAT! You can come to our house and cook one anytime you want sista. :)

Gretchen said...

Lotta- thanks!

Midlife Mommy - yes, my mom is great. She is so much more patient than I am.

G-man - Don't tempt me...