Friday, November 16, 2007

kids and pancakes

This is going to seem like a VERY random post. But Sarah wanted pancakes for breakfast this morning, and the name of this blog is the Pancake Chronicles, and that got me thinking. Awhile back, I read a quote from Kelly Ripa, comparing kids to pancakes. At the time, she had just given birth to her third child. I'm going to paraphrase here, because this was quite some time ago, and I don't remember the quote exactly. But she basically said that when you're making pancakes, you usually flip the first one too soon and make a bit of a mess. With the second pancake, you do a little bit better, but you still don't get it exactly right. But by the time you get to the third pancake, you've got it all down pat and it's pretty much perfect. And kids, according to her, are the same way.

Sarah is still very young, but I already have a multitude of things I would like to do differently--times I "flipped her too soon," if you will. But as yet, I have no subsequent children to see if the rest of the pancake analogy holds true. I don't know if Lauri or Bill are reading this, but if so, here's a question for you: since you are third and fourth children, respectively, do you feel like "perfect pancakes?" How about you, TJ? ;) Any "perfect pancakes" out there who want to chime in on this? ;)

On a completely different note, Sarah is STILL mourning the lost Kindermusik class. :( I hope she can make it to next Wednesday!


Grandma B said...

I've been on one of my purging rampages and came across an old email telling about naming the monkey "Carrot." I saved the story to enjoy another time.

I love your stories, and I'm delighted you've found a good place collect them. I hope others are enjoying this site too.

Tara said...

I will have to ask my mom about that one! I am a "first pancake" but I really think I am more perfect than my younger brothers. LOL! Of course, I may be alone in that opinion...we'll see what my mom says! :-) hehe