Last night, my second grade son and I whipped up a storm together in the kitchen for our Cub Scout Pack’s annual Father-Son Cake Bake. The cake was of the historic USS Hornet aircraft carrier surrounded by an ocean of blue Jell-O, and it looked pretty cool. It was especially rewarding this year as he’d taken a recent interest in cooking, and has been learning a lot about it from his mom. That was clear as he was more capable, and eager to dive in. Excellent.
As we were cleaning up the kitchen, he told me, “Dad, there’s something I learned from you.” I admittedly welled up with a bit of pride on hearing that. We’d just accomplished something together through a nice bonding experience; and I try to instill ideas in my kids to help them be happy and successful in life. What could the valuable nugget be that meant so much to him? “Don’t eat your boogers.”
Oh, well. I guess it shows he’s listening… and perhaps even the seemingly littlest lessons can make a difference in the end.