Thursday, August 23, 2007

Passing Skills Along the Generations


I have written before about how the Matriarchal Sister taught me to sew, but there are so many other things I learned from her, from my other siblings, from my parents, and from others that I still do today. I still make meatloaf based on Mom's recipe, and repot plants using techniques she taught me. I'm comfortable in the woodshop, and even on the roof, after a summer helping Dad with some work around the house. The list could go on and on...

This morning the Munchkin learned something important - passed down from generation to generation in my family - the proper way to assemble a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. He watched with intensity as we selected and laid out the bread, carefully spread the strawberry jam (not homemade - sorry Mom), and chose between crunchy and creamy. Sides were joined, and sandwiches were cut and packaged for lunch - all while he carefully munched on a small version and observed carefully.

Next week we will introduce him to the variations - peanut butter and swiss cheese, anyone???

4 comments:

Matriarchal Sister said...

Yes, he must learn the variations. Peanut butter and swiss cheese, pb and banana, bp and lettuce, pb and salami, pb and meatloaf, pb and onion..........etc. If he wants to eat lunch with Grandpa, he needs to have an adventurous palate!

Matriarchal sister said...

OOPS! That should be pb and lettuce. Must have gotten the peanut butter stuck to the roof of my mouth!

matt the webguy said...

As I have been told by your Father, "The peanut butter is used to keep the onions on the sandwich."

Natalie said...

Dude. My uncle apparently loved pb and onions... it isn't something I think I could do, and I love onions. And pb, for that matter!

Great picture, and a cool little blog; I need to come back and visit! :)