Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Apple Soup for Lunch

I've been under the weather (again!) for the past couple of weeks, and by yesterday afternoon I was really feeling badly. That is what it took for me to finally give in and decide to visit a very slow doctor's office with two small boys in tow. Come to find out, I've had a raging sinus infection, so I am happy to have antibiotics pumping through my body, as I type. Anyway, when I dropped Camden off at school yesterday, he seemed particularly concerned about me - - I'm not sure why exactly, because we've been going about our business as usual all along. He asked if he could make me lunch when he got home, and I told him of course he could!
Before school, he spent quite a bit of time working on his recipe for lunch:

That says, "Camden's famous apple soup" (so says Camden), followed by a scary-looking serrated knife, an apple, apple slices, a chicken drumstick, pieces of chicken, a measuring cup and some unknown liquid, and then some bread.

I supervised the slicing, but he was pretty insistent that I let him do all of this himself. When I was certain he wasn't going to cut one of his fingers off, I went to my room and got in bed, per Camden's orders.

He promptly delivered to me a bowl of apple slices and chicken, floating in water, accompanied by a very stale heel of bread. He was so proud of himself, and I ate all of my lunch (with a little help from Riley, when Camden wasn't looking!). To top it all off, my sweet boy told me, "Mummy, you take care of me when I'm sick, so I can take care of you when you are sick." Gosh, I love that little boy.

4 comments:

Cheryl and Ashton said...

What a sweetheart Camden is! What a great menu and goodness what an "unusual" soup he came up with! How nice he was to serve you lunch in bed. Hope you are feeling better soon.

Lisa said...

Priceless. What a sweet little boy you are raising! Feel better.

Mum said...

I can tell by Camden's expression how seriously he is taking his lunch preparation for Mummy. He really is a sweet little boy.

Terrij83@yahoo.com said...

I love his can with the heart on it on his recipe card I'm guessing that was all the love he put into it. What a special sweet beautiful boy!!

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