I think I fall into the average persons category of affection for Rachael Ray. I am not really pro her or anti her but I don't change the channel if she comes on. I have even made some of her things including Steak Pinwheels that I think are one of Sean's favorites. I think they're gross.
I am all for her 30 minute meals and saving time and her usage of the french dressing. But recently I felt a little insulted for the whole populous of non-pro cookers whilst watching her show. She was making some egg scrambled something and told me that in order to save time, "give the yolks, which are the yellow parts of the eggs, a little prick with your fork to break them."
Honest to goodness how long does it take to scramble an egg? How much can it possible save you to break the yellow part which I now know is called the yolk, before you scramble it? Well I'll tell you...14 seconds for the non pricked yolk and 11 for the pricked yolk. Three seconds I'll never get back.
He went home with Grandma today and I do not like it. He has been gone for 13.5 hours with many more to go. I don't even like it when he is gone at school for the day.
I asked him what I was going to do when he goes to college and he answered, "What am I going to do when I go to college?" Music to a mommas ears. As he was leaving Sean told him to write home everyday while he is gone and he said, "Sure, OK dad, I will." (He and his father share the same love language of sarcasm.) Then he whispered to me, "No I won't, he doesn't need me to but I'll call you everyday."
Birthday number 4 for Cooper Murphy! What a day it will be. We are starting off with breakfast of his choice, one chocolate pop tart and one brown sugar and cinnamon pop tart, looks oddly like what'd he'd eat every day. Then to school with cake that looks like ice cream and a button that says birthday boy. We will scooch on over to the McDonalds with his two best buddies, his sister and his fave aunts. Then the icing on his birthday cake is his first baseball practice this afternoon! I think his head may explode.
He has informed me of three things...
#1 He is choosing to skip today because that's what 4 year olds do.
#2 I was instructed to call him Birthday Boy, not Cooper, Coop, Cooper Thomas, Cooper Bear or anything that would come out that doesn't sound like Birthday Boy.
#3 He is excited for his surprise party. This is the party he has planned and been planning on for weeks and when I tell him it won't be a surprise if he already knows about it, he tells me that it will since he won't know the exact moment when we yell surprise. Touche Birthday Boy.