A couple Sundays ago Max and Elle made crepes for breakfast. Yes, full-on made-from-scratch crepes. And I never set foot in the kitchen. They were really good too. Then Lucy woke up with a low-grade fever, and Max volunteered to stay home from Stake Conference and play with her. The deal was that whoever stayed home had to empty the dishwasher and clear up the clutter while we were gone. Not only did he do that, but he had chocolate chip cookies waiting for us when we got home. For dinner that night we had these great teriyaki pork chops Elle made this delicious marinade for all by herself the night before (a recipe from her cooking class).

I could get used to this.

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  1. What great kids you have!! How old are they so I know how many more years I have to wait for that. Lucky you, I bet you deserve it.

  2. I’m glad you’ve gotten this glimpse. You deserve it. I know that they are able to do this because of all you’ve taught/instilled in them.

  3. Wow I don’t think anything could be better than chocolate chip cookies waiting and not having to make dinner. So so nice! What great kids.

  4. oh how I look forward to cookies being made for ME but not by me. What great kids you have. Hey, i am totally interested in the parenting books you have written or you parents have wrote. Let me know where I can access them.
    PHoto Class… so fun you are doing this. Great response and wish i didn’t live clear across the country.

  5. When the family gets together and pitches in….now that is a joy!
    We want Max to make us some of his chocolate chip cookies.
    Next time we have a game night, we’ll put Max in charge of refreshments (instead of Tom)

  6. I needed to read this post today. My little ones are still little–5 , 2, and 1. It’s nice to have a reminder that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I am trying so hard to just enjoy them in the moment. Thanks!

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