Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Egg Story

Daniel loves to watch me cook. He pulls his stool up to the kitchen counter and listens to pans sizzle and watches me stir things. A few nights ago he watched me crack eggs into a bowl while we were making cookies (I sound so domesticated with the last sentence!) He reached out for the egg, but I told him it was yucky to touch and we stirred it in the pot. Little did I know that Daniel filed that away in his 'it may be yucky, but I must try it sometime' file.

Fast forward a day and my mother and I and Daniel are grocery shopping together. My mother picks up a huge 2 and 1/2 dozen eggs carton and lays them in the cart. Daniel turns to look and I say "Please don't touch those" and I hand him some other things he can hold in the front of the cart. A few minutes later, I leave Daniel with my mom and walk two feet away to a freezer section and my mom walks about a foot away to grab something. I return to the cart (keeping in mind I was only 2 feet away) to see something in my son's hand. It must have taken me 20 full seconds to comprehend what he had. He had an egg and he had punctured a hole in the side, but still managed to have all of it in his hands.

I reached out my hand, like any good mother would do, and said, "Please let me have that." Daniel turns his hand over and pours the cracked egg into mine. I stand there for quite possibly another 20 seconds not believing that I am holding a raw egg in my hand. (I really don't care too much for eggs). By this time my mom is standing there taking it all in. Thankfully instinct (of some sort) kicked in and I ran to the hall where the bathrooms were marked. Well, the first trash can I see is the big trash can in the store's breakroom, which door happened to be opened. So I barge in and drop the raw egg in the trash can. I surprised a lady who quickly pointed out to me that the bathroom was just down the hall. I thanked her and went to wash my hands and get stuff to clean Daniel's hand with.

My mom and I laughed about it once Daniel's hands were cleaned and joked about how we were both standing right there and he still got the egg. My mom said that for some reason she was not meant to eat that egg.

What's even funnier is that there is a Part Two to this story. When we arrived home, my mom put her eggs in my refrigerator while we all had lunch together. When she left, she forgot them. The next day she went by the house to pick up the eggs and drove home. I get an email at work the following day (yesterday) that says:

"You are going to love this !!! I left the doomed eggs in my car til now. They go in the trash. For some reason the Lord does NOT want me to eat them."

My response to her was:

"See, Daniel was only trying to help you out!"

What a good boy I have!!

14 comments:

Patti said...

Your post had me smiling and laughing! Too funny! Alex loves to watch me cook too. I hope everything went OK with sending out your post placement report. It's never fun when there are delays for whatever reason. I am a pro at sending things last minute down to St. Louis.

Carey and Norman said...

Great story. I just love how kids minds think. It is almost like Adam and Eve and the Tree of Knowledge. Even though they know they aren't suppose to eat the apple, it is too tempting. I can't begin to count the times that curiosity has won over better judgement at our house.

Very cute story. Too bad you didn't have pictures!

Tiger & Kar said...

Ha! What a great story! Ilya also loves watching people cook. He hasn't discovered eggs yet it'll be interesting when he does!

Amy said...

the eggs were doomed!! that's funny! great story

Amy said...

What a funny story. Hopefully he has gotten "eggs" out of his system. Who am I kidding, he's a boy; I see more egg stories in your future.

Dede said...

Great story!

Jane said...

That is a great story! See Daniel was just watching out for Grandmom's cholesterol! You probably have a Cardiologist in the making!

Jackie said...

Rachel- What a cute story! I smiled just reading about it, and picturing it! Your mom was probably right... she just wasn't meant to eat those eggs.

Kim Abraham said...

That was really funny! I am amazed that he was able to crack it without exploding the shells everywhere (like our boys). You may have a future chef on your hands! I see very yummy omelets in your future!

Teresa said...

That is such a cute story! I am really glad your Mom didn't have a chance to eat those eggs!
Have a great weekend!

Jane and Jim said...

So funny!
That darn egg was just too tempting!
I agree with your mom, those eggs were not meant to be eaten!

Michael and Carrie said...

That's so funny! He is a little character! I love the egg story! :)

Joy said...

That is such a funny story. I hate the way raw eggs feel.
Joy

Old DAN AND Little ANN said...

You just never know. It is funny, "how many grown women does it take to keep one curious Daniel out of the eggs?"