Wednesday, April 6, 2011

E is for Egg(s)

Every morning my grandson wakes up and runs into my office blurting out, "eggs!" While he does this he jumps up and down with glee. So, I put a chair in the kitchen, get the pan going, he helps to put the butter in. I crack the eggs, he opens them, grins and says, "eggs! I do it, I do it!" He's four so now you may understand. When the eggs are ready to turn, he helps turn them. When they are ready to plate, he helps plate them, when they are ready to eat, he carries the plate to the table as if it is the most prescious thing on earth.

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Once we were at the grocery store and the 'egg man' who stocks the eggs dropped a couple dozen continers of eggs on the floor right in front on my grandson. The next time he wanted eggs, he pulled them out of the refrigerator and turned to his Mom and said, "eggs." But he was shaking like a leaf afraid he would drop them and his Mom and I had a good laugh.

So, you can guess, my house has a lot of eggs. And soon it will have a gigantic bunny hopping around hiding them.
Cheers,
Nancy

P. S. For all my visitors, normally Wednesday is Hump Day Improvisation where you come up with a couple sentences to describe what a character is doing or thinking or experiencing. Just so you know.

44 comments:

Siv Maria said...

Oh how I love eggs :) We used to live in the country and I had a hen house. Fresh eggs, nothing better. Miss those eggs. Your grandson is a very smart little man :)

Liz P said...

I do enjoy eggs. Not a fan of egg salad though...

Hard to believe Easter is already around the corner.

Rachael Harrie said...

Aw, that's such a sweet story! My 3 y/o loves cracking eggs as well, my job is fishing out all the eggshells ;)

Hugs,

Rach

Jules said...

That is too cute :) Don't read him my post on eggs (LOL)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Kristin said...

Great story!!!

Kristin said...

Great story!!!

The Golden Eagle said...

Aw, what a great story! :)

Bz said...

aw sweet, I loved your story :) Thank you for sharing! :) I also enjoy eggs a lot!

Joanne said...

"Egg"citing times for your Grandson! He sounds like a lot of fun to be with :)

Jeffrey Pierce said...

What a sweet story! Thank you so much for sharing. (We eat a lot of eggs too.)

Bish Denham said...

Ahh, taking joy in the simplest of things. A lesson we can all learn.

kmckendry said...

Isn't it great to cook with little ones? My 6 year old wants to help with everything too.

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you everyone, for stopping by and leaving a comment...Siv, Liz, Rachael, Jules, Kristin, Golden, Bz, Joanne, Jeffrey, Bish and kmckendry.
Nancy

Carol Kilgore said...

Four year olds are such fun. And work! Eggs are easy :)

Ann said...

Oh my..you have really tugged my heart strings here. What a lovely way to start the day!

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Eggs are awesome, I can make a meal out of eggs. Great post for "E". Have a great day!

Sherrie
Just Books
http://sherriesbooks.blogspot.com/2011/04/to-z-blogging-challenge_06.html

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you ladies for dropping by and leaving a comment. Carol, Ann and Sherrie.
Nancy

Beth said...

He sounds adorable.
bethfred.com

Tiger85 said...

He is definitely a little chef. He wants to help cook everything. He is nuts about eggs. =)

http://tigeronmybookshelf.blogspot.com/

Susan Oloier said...

What a lovely picture you painted! I love eggs, too. In fact, I only have two left in the fridge, so it is time to stock up again.

Austin James said...

I had eggs this morning. I like oatmeal better though.

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you, Beth, tiger (she is my daughter and the mother of the egg boy), Susan and Austin...for leaving a comment. I appreciate it.
Nancy

Matthew Vanacore said...

Haha very cute piece! Gotta love the wonderfully innocent and simple sensibilities of a child. Nice tie-in to Easter.

Dawn Embers said...

That's really cute, though the smile on the image is a bit disturbing, lol. Kids can be so cute about the quirkiest things. Now I kind of want eggs for lunch...

Donna Weaver said...

Gotta love eggs, even when they're not eaten as a breakfast food. Key to so many recipes.

Melissa Bradley said...

Love this piece. Makes me think of my four nephews when they were that age. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Chocolate eggs are much better than real ones though!

GigglesandGuns said...

As long as it's not the egg-man doing the hiding. LOL


MaryV

Marie Rearden said...

I love eggs! Nature's perfect protein. hehe. What a dork, I know!

Great post. :)

Marie at the Cheetah

nutschell said...

I love eggs for breakfast. I usually have them on weekend mornings when I have time to actually enjoy them with bacon. yum!
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you, Matthew, Dawn, Donna, Melissa, Alex, Mary, Marie, and Nut for dropping in and leaving a comment.
Nancy

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Cute post! And like Jules said, don't read her post to your grandson! lol

Doris

Stephen Tremp said...

I still like to make faces with my foods. Even mold mash potatoes. Some people like me never grow up.

N. R. Williams said...

Good advice, Holds. I didn't.

Hi Stephen, it's so much more fun not to grow up.

Thank you both for dropping by.
Nancy

Sherree said...

Hi, I just loved the story of your grandson. I loved when the girls were little and we would cook together. Children just have a way to make things better.

Thanks for visiting my blog today. And your help was so appreciated.

N. R. Williams said...

You're welcome, Sherree. Thank you as well.
Nancy

~Claire~ said...

Eggs were the first thing I taught my daughter to cook after waking up one morning to her doing it on her own! It's so great that your Grandson is so excited to do it everyday!

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I wrote about eggs a bit today too:)

N. R. Williams said...

You're welcome, Claire.
Nancy

Rachel Morgan said...

A very sweet story :-)
I'm looking forward to CHOCOLATE eggs for easter!

Rachel Morgan said...

A very sweet story :-)
I'm looking forward to CHOCOLATE eggs for easter!

N. R. Williams said...

Yum, me too, Rachel.
Nancy

Mountain Mama said...

We love eggs too! Your grandson sounds so sweet :)

Great blog you have here! Thanks for stopping by and introducing yourself.

jenn (MM)

The Exceptional Parent said...

My daughter loves eggs too! The hotdog idea is so cute. Thank you for visiting my blog - it's nice to meet other people!

N. R. Williams said...

Thank you Mountain and Exceptional for dropping in and leaving a comment.
Nancy