Thursday, June 18, 2009

Double U O M A N

Last night for dinner we had a great Smoked Salmon gnocchi with asparagus out on the deck. A nice Rose wine and some fresh bread rounded out a great meal. We were out on the desk sitting on the benches Beautiful made and eating off the table she made as well. There was an old door behind the house that she built a base for and put the two together for a long deck table. Cut roses from our front yard and a table cloth that was purchased for my birthday party, then lost, then found days later completed the presentation. Now we are all about tweaking traditional gender roles in our house what with a stay at home dad and shared cooking responsibilities but Beautiful seems to be taking it to whole new level. She is both the traditional man and the traditional woman leaving me wondering what she needs me around for. Before we got married she worried that I would make her wear long flowing dress and bake cookies for the bible studies in our basement but it seems much more likely that I will be clearing out that basement so her table saw and serger will fit with the welding machine and boxes of ribbons. The truth is I love it. I love the creativity that comes spilling out of every nook and cranny of that house. We are just as likely to have a new piece of furniture as we are to have a new painting in the guest room. The boys have the shirts Beautiful made them as they play with the parking garage she made out of left over wood scrap from the addition she put on the back of the house. She does so many things better then I do but sadly, in our kids eyes, there is one thing that Daddy just does better and it is a big one. When it comes to Saturday morning pancakes there is no competition. I have a gift for slap jacks as my little brother still calls them, and try as she might she can't get rid of me just yet. She wants those pancakes, she needs those pancakes. I'm safe.......for now.

4 comments:

Jake Alger said...

I think it's quite clear God put men on this earth to make pancakes. I don't think I've ever met a woman who makes pancakes as well as her husband. Can't be done.

jamie said...

Ditto that Myron's pancakes beat mine and it's been 36 years.

Anonymous said...

Totally agree, Mark's pancake skills are far superior to mine. Kate is quite the creative force!
see you soon!
Kendra

Anonymous said...

You also make the best little boys! Happy Father's Day James!!! We are very grateful to you! Love kris