Day 4: Peanut sauce

My kid was on fire with the helpfulness today. He always loves to help, but sometimes his interest only lasts a minute. Or 10. Today he gladly pitched in with the laundry, putting away Christmas decorations, getting dinner ready and setting the table. (He even set a fourth spot and invited one of his stuffed animals to dine with us.)

20090104-dsc_0127Here you see him mixing up the peanut sauce. We tasted it afterward and it was pretty sour so we laughingly added a bunch more brown sugar and even, to his recommendation, a tiny bit of milk. It worked. He tasted it and gave me a thumbs-up, which sent me into a fit of laughter since I don’t think I’ve ever seen him do that before.

The funnier part is that he dipped his chicken in it at dinnertime and made a face. Apparently it’s going to take a lot more brown sugar to suit his taste.