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  1. #1
    Virginia Tadrzynski Guest

    Default Doooomass question of the day for Easter....

    Youngest daughter, 14, watching me prep for carrot cake. In order to get
    her out from under foot, I give her the grater and the carrots telling her I
    needed 3 cups. She looks up and says 'what goes into carrot cake beside
    carrots and the cake?' I almost die laughing until I realize she is
    serious!!!!!! Really? I have, I really have, tried to teach my kids to
    cook....Eldest son is a trained chef, youngest son, who is still in high
    school isn't afraid to try to cook anything with wonderful results......My
    girls, FEH! The eldest daughter is the one who asked if an hour was long
    enough for eggs to boil when I didn't know she was boiling eggs....she could
    have sold those suckers at a handball court.....now this from the baby. I
    think I need stiff drink after this....
    -ginny



  2. #2
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Doooomass question of the day for Easter....

    On 4/5/2010 9:51 AM, Virginia Tadrzynski wrote:
    > Youngest daughter, 14, watching me prep for carrot cake. In order to get
    > her out from under foot, I give her the grater and the carrots telling her I
    > needed 3 cups. She looks up and says 'what goes into carrot cake beside
    > carrots and the cake?' I almost die laughing until I realize she is
    > serious!!!!!! Really? I have, I really have, tried to teach my kids to
    > cook....Eldest son is a trained chef, youngest son, who is still in high
    > school isn't afraid to try to cook anything with wonderful results......My
    > girls, FEH! The eldest daughter is the one who asked if an hour was long
    > enough for eggs to boil when I didn't know she was boiling eggs....she could
    > have sold those suckers at a handball court.....now this from the baby. I
    > think I need stiff drink after this....
    > -ginny
    >
    >

    Sometimes the kids get it, sometimes they don't. Just keep trying, it
    may take a while though.

  3. #3
    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: Doooomass question of the day for Easter....

    "Virginia Tadrzynski" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:4bb9f8ef$0$19669$[email protected]..
    > Youngest daughter, 14, watching me prep for carrot cake. In order to get
    > her out from under foot, I give her the grater and the carrots telling her
    > I needed 3 cups. She looks up and says 'what goes into carrot cake beside
    > carrots and the cake?' I almost die laughing until I realize she is
    > serious!!!!!! Really? I have, I really have, tried to teach my kids to
    > cook....Eldest son is a trained chef, youngest son, who is still in high
    > school isn't afraid to try to cook anything with wonderful results......My
    > girls, FEH! The eldest daughter is the one who asked if an hour was long
    > enough for eggs to boil when I didn't know she was boiling eggs....she
    > could have sold those suckers at a handball court.....now this from the
    > baby. I think I need stiff drink after this....
    > -ginny



    Oh for crying out loud - she's 14 her interests are:

    1. Boys
    2. Texting
    3. Boys
    4. Texting
    5. Boys
    6. Clothes
    7. Boys
    8. Girlfriends.

    etc

    # 843 cooking.


    --
    Dimitri

    Chicken Loaf

    http://kitchenguide.wordpress.com.


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    Ms P Guest

    Default Re: Doooomass question of the day for Easter....



    "Virginia Tadrzynski" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:4bb9f8ef$0$19669$[email protected]..
    > Youngest daughter, 14, watching me prep for carrot cake. In order to get
    > her out from under foot, I give her the grater and the carrots telling her
    > I needed 3 cups. She looks up and says 'what goes into carrot cake beside
    > carrots and the cake?' I almost die laughing until I realize she is
    > serious!!!!!! Really? I have, I really have, tried to teach my kids to
    > cook....Eldest son is a trained chef, youngest son, who is still in high
    > school isn't afraid to try to cook anything with wonderful results......My
    > girls, FEH! The eldest daughter is the one who asked if an hour was long
    > enough for eggs to boil when I didn't know she was boiling eggs....she
    > could have sold those suckers at a handball court.....now this from the
    > baby. I think I need stiff drink after this....
    > -ginny
    >


    By the time my boys were 12 & 14 they were baking cake themselves.

    Ms P


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    Ranée at Arabian Knits Guest

    Default Re: Doooomass question of the day for Easter....

    In article <E1oun.57372$[email protected]>,
    "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Oh for crying out loud - she's 14 her interests are:
    >
    > 1. Boys
    > 2. Texting
    > 3. Boys
    > 4. Texting
    > 5. Boys
    > 6. Clothes
    > 7. Boys
    > 8. Girlfriends.
    >
    > etc
    >
    > # 843 cooking.


    Very likely. Though at her age, I was cooking full meals. Of
    course, I was an only child with a divorced mother, who wasn't all that
    interested in taking care of a child.

    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

  6. #6
    Stu Guest

    Default Re: Doooomass question of the day for Easter....

    On Mon, 05 Apr 2010 09:25:25 -0700, Ranée at Arabian Knits
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >In article <E1oun.57372$[email protected]>,
    > "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Oh for crying out loud - she's 14 her interests are:
    >>
    >> 1. Boys
    >> 2. Texting
    >> 3. Boys
    >> 4. Texting
    >> 5. Boys
    >> 6. Clothes
    >> 7. Boys
    >> 8. Girlfriends.
    >>
    >> etc
    >>
    >> # 843 cooking.

    >
    > Very likely. Though at her age, I was cooking full meals. Of
    >course, I was an only child with a divorced mother, who wasn't all that
    >interested in taking care of a child.



    Eventually she will be on her own, nows a good time to teach her so
    she doesn't starve or keep coming home for meals.
    We boys (3 of us) were all taught to cook and sew by our mother who
    just happened to be a home economics teacher for 22 yrs.
    My wife loves the fact I can sew and cook, she can cook but not sew.

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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Doooomass question of the day for Easter....

    In article <4bb9f8ef$0$19669$[email protected]>,
    "Virginia Tadrzynski" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Youngest daughter, 14, watching me prep for carrot cake. In order to get
    > her out from under foot, I give her the grater and the carrots telling her I
    > needed 3 cups. She looks up and says 'what goes into carrot cake beside
    > carrots and the cake?' I almost die laughing until I realize she is
    > serious!!!!!! Really? I have, I really have, tried to teach my kids to
    > cook....Eldest son is a trained chef, youngest son, who is still in high
    > school isn't afraid to try to cook anything with wonderful results......My
    > girls, FEH! The eldest daughter is the one who asked if an hour was long
    > enough for eggs to boil when I didn't know she was boiling eggs....she could
    > have sold those suckers at a handball court.....now this from the baby. I
    > think I need stiff drink after this....
    > -ginny



    I'll pour one for both of us, Toots.

    --
    Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller
    Updated 4-2-2010

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    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Doooomass question of the day for Easter....

    In article <E1oun.57372$[email protected]>,
    "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Virginia Tadrzynski" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:4bb9f8ef$0$19669$[email protected]..
    > > Youngest daughter, 14, watching me prep for carrot cake. In order to get
    > > her out from under foot, I give her the grater and the carrots telling her
    > > I needed 3 cups. She looks up and says 'what goes into carrot cake beside
    > > carrots and the cake?' I almost die laughing until I realize she is
    > > serious!!!!!! Really? I have, I really have, tried to teach my kids to
    > > cook....Eldest son is a trained chef, youngest son, who is still in high
    > > school isn't afraid to try to cook anything with wonderful results......My
    > > girls, FEH! The eldest daughter is the one who asked if an hour was long
    > > enough for eggs to boil when I didn't know she was boiling eggs....she
    > > could have sold those suckers at a handball court.....now this from the
    > > baby. I think I need stiff drink after this....
    > > -ginny

    >
    >
    > Oh for crying out loud - she's 14 her interests are:
    >
    > 1. Boys
    > 2. Texting
    > 3. Boys
    > 4. Texting
    > 5. Boys
    > 6. Clothes
    > 7. Boys
    > 8. Girlfriends.
    >
    > etc
    >
    > # 843 cooking.



    Spoken like the father of four daughters that you are. What'd you do
    when PMS hit, synchronicity and all that. . . get a room at the Y?

    --
    Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller
    Updated 4-2-2010

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    Steve Pope Guest

    Default Re: Doooomass question of the day for Easter....

    "Virginia Tadrzynski" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Youngest daughter, 14, watching me prep for carrot cake.
    > In order to get her out from under foot, I give her the grater
    > and the carrots telling her I needed 3 cups. She looks up and
    > says 'what goes into carrot cake beside carrots and the cake?'
    > I almost die laughing until I realize she is serious!!!!!!


    Well, to me using "cake" to mean "cake mix" is simply the same
    level of illiteracy under which "soy" is used to mean "soy sauce".

    I've tried to fight it. I think we just need to get used to it.

    Steve

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    Virginia Tadrzynski Guest

    Default Re: Doooomass question of the day for Easter....

    I don't really top-post, but I'm gonna do the insertion thingy....

    "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:E1oun.57372$[email protected]..
    >snippage


    > Oh for crying out loud - she's 14 her interests are:
    >
    > 1. Boys


    she's a brainiac at school, she can't comprehend that other people don't
    have a minimum 3.9 GPA (yep, the get that in junior high now too) and since
    boys usually don't, and by the fact they are 'boys' they fall into the
    'stupid' catagory and not worth wasting time on.

    > 2. Texting

    to other brainiacs

    > 3. Boys

    see #1

    > 4. Texting

    see #2

    > 5. Boys

    see #1

    > 6. Clothes

    nope, she usually looks like the clothes hamper exploded on her.....not
    unusual to have her older sister sniff her and tell her to put on something
    'less worn'

    > 7. Boys

    see #1

    > 8. Girlfriends.

    yep, other brainiacs

    >
    > etc
    >
    > # 843 cooking.
    >
    >


    right now, she's writing the next great romance novel, based in the Civil
    War........she has a great grasp on the whole history of the war, but she's
    struggling with the romance thing.
    -ginny



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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Doooomass question of the day for Easter....

    On Mon, 5 Apr 2010 10:51:00 -0400, "Virginia Tadrzynski"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > My
    > girls, FEH! The eldest daughter is the one who asked if an hour was long
    > enough for eggs to boil when I didn't know she was boiling eggs....she could
    > have sold those suckers at a handball court.....now this from the baby. I
    > think I need stiff drink after this....


    I'm surprised the boys haven't taught the girls how to cook! I taught
    my son, he taught my DD as much or more than I did. They have their
    specialties now - she bakes, he uses the stove top and bbq.

    --
    Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.

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    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: Doooomass question of the day for Easter....

    "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In article <E1oun.57372$[email protected]>,
    > "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> "Virginia Tadrzynski" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:4bb9f8ef$0$19669$[email protected]..
    >> > Youngest daughter, 14, watching me prep for carrot cake. In order to
    >> > get
    >> > her out from under foot, I give her the grater and the carrots telling
    >> > her
    >> > I needed 3 cups. She looks up and says 'what goes into carrot cake
    >> > beside
    >> > carrots and the cake?' I almost die laughing until I realize she is
    >> > serious!!!!!! Really? I have, I really have, tried to teach my kids to
    >> > cook....Eldest son is a trained chef, youngest son, who is still in
    >> > high
    >> > school isn't afraid to try to cook anything with wonderful
    >> > results......My
    >> > girls, FEH! The eldest daughter is the one who asked if an hour was
    >> > long
    >> > enough for eggs to boil when I didn't know she was boiling eggs....she
    >> > could have sold those suckers at a handball court.....now this from the
    >> > baby. I think I need stiff drink after this....
    >> > -ginny

    >>
    >>
    >> Oh for crying out loud - she's 14 her interests are:
    >>
    >> 1. Boys
    >> 2. Texting
    >> 3. Boys
    >> 4. Texting
    >> 5. Boys
    >> 6. Clothes
    >> 7. Boys
    >> 8. Girlfriends.
    >>
    >> etc
    >>
    >> # 843 cooking.

    >
    >
    > Spoken like the father of four daughters that you are. What'd you do
    > when PMS hit, synchronicity and all that. . . get a room at the Y?
    >
    > --
    > Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ



    I looked at it this way:

    PMS Pre-Menstrual tension
    MS Menstrual tension
    PMSII Post Menstrual tension
    I had the opportunity to go through 15 weeks of HELL each month.

    Ergo - get up @ 4:30 AM coffee shower, dress & get out by 5:20 AM

    ;-)




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    Dimitri Guest

    Default Re: Doooomass question of the day for Easter....

    "Virginia Tadrzynski" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:4bba1574$0$19703$[email protected]..

    <snip>
    >>

    >
    > right now, she's writing the next great romance novel, based in the Civil
    > War........she has a great grasp on the whole history of the war, but
    > she's struggling with the romance thing.


    Not for long....

    A BUM - anyone who dates YOUR Daughter.


    --
    Dimitri

    Chicken Loaf

    http://kitchenguide.wordpress.com.


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    gloria.p Guest

    Default Re: Doooomass question of the day for Easter....

    Virginia Tadrzynski wrote:

    >
    > right now, she's writing the next great romance novel, based in the Civil
    > War........she has a great grasp on the whole history of the war, but she's
    > struggling with the romance thing.
    >
    >
    >



    Hey, that's a Good Thing. Remind her that some authors don't go into
    great sexy detail and still produce powerful love stories. (Has she
    read "one with the Wind"?)

    She'll learn to cook eventually. Brainiacs often do amazing things when
    they NEED to do them, not before.

    gloria p

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    gloria.p Guest

    Default Re: Doooomass question of the day for Easter....

    gloria.p wrote:
    > Virginia Tadrzynski wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> right now, she's writing the next great romance novel, based in the
    >> Civil War........she has a great grasp on the whole history of the
    >> war, but she's struggling with the romance thing.
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    > Hey, that's a Good Thing. Remind her that some authors don't go into
    > great sexy detail and still produce powerful love stories. (Has she
    > read "one with the Wind"?)
    >
    > She'll learn to cook eventually. Brainiacs often do amazing things when
    > they NEED to do them, not before.
    >
    > gloria p



    Talk about Doooomass--of course that should have been "Gone with the
    Wind." You'd never know I used to be a textbook editor, would you?

    gloria p

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    Food Snob® Guest

    Default Re: Doooomass question of the day for Easter....

    On Apr 5, 9:51*am, "Virginia Tadrzynski" <ta...@ptd.net> wrote:
    > Youngest daughter, 14, watching me prep for carrot cake. *In order to get
    > her out from under foot, I give her the grater and the carrots telling her I
    > needed 3 cups. *She looks up and says 'what goes into carrot cake beside
    > carrots and the cake?' *I almost die laughing until I realize she is
    > serious!!!!!!


    For some reason that reminded me of a question I've wondered about for
    quite a few years. How retarded is retarded enough to qualify for the
    Special Olympics? 70 IQ? What about 71? How do they evaluate
    eligibility?

    > -ginny


    --Bryan

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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Doooomass question of the day for Easter....

    "Virginia Tadrzynski" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:4bb9f8ef$0$19669$[email protected]..
    > Youngest daughter, 14, watching me prep for carrot cake. In order to get
    > her out from under foot, I give her the grater and the carrots telling her
    > I needed 3 cups. She looks up and says 'what goes into carrot cake beside
    > carrots and the cake?' I almost die laughing until I realize she is
    > serious!!!!!! Really? I have, I really have, tried to teach my kids to
    > cook....Eldest son is a trained chef, youngest son, who is still in high
    > school isn't afraid to try to cook anything with wonderful results......My
    > girls, FEH! The eldest daughter is the one who asked if an hour was long
    > enough for eggs to boil when I didn't know she was boiling eggs....she
    > could have sold those suckers at a handball court.....now this from the
    > baby. I think I need stiff drink after this....
    > -ginny
    >
    >


    Enjoy your drink Sounds as if the girls are at least trying. Not
    everyone is predisposed to cooking. Happy belated Easter, BTW.

    Jill


  18. #18
    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Doooomass question of the day for Easter....


    "Dimitri" <Di[email protected]> wrote>
    > Oh for crying out loud - she's 14 her interests are:
    >
    > 1. Boys
    > 2. Texting
    > 3. Boys
    > 4. Texting
    > 5. Boys
    > 6. Clothes
    > 7. Boys
    > 8. Girlfriends.
    >
    > etc
    >
    > # 843 cooking.


    And she may turn out to be a great physician or scientist that survives on
    frozen meals.


  19. #19
    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Doooomass question of the day for Easter....

    On Apr 5, 9:25*am, Ranée at Arabian Knits <arabiankn...@gmail.com>
    wrote:
    > In article <E1oun.57372$y13.47...@newsfe12.iad>,
    >
    > *"Dimitri" <Dimitr...@prodigy.net> wrote:
    > > Oh for crying out loud - she's 14 her interests are:

    >
    > > 1. * *Boys
    > > 2. * *Texting
    > > 3. * *Boys
    > > 4. * *Texting
    > > 5. * *Boys
    > > 6. * *Clothes
    > > 7. * *Boys
    > > 8. * *Girlfriends.

    >
    > > etc

    >
    > > # 843 cooking.

    >
    > * *Very likely. *Though at her age, I was cooking full meals. *Of
    > course, I was an only child with a divorced mother, who wasn't all that
    > interested in taking care of a child.
    >

    I remember making spaghetti sauce at age 7. I had to stand on a stool
    to reach the stovetop. I wasn't allowed to do the noodles until later
    as they didn't want me handling the boiling water until I was tall
    enough to handle the pot without a step.

    They really made sure that we were all involved with cooking. We could
    handle measurements and following directions for various recipes.


  20. #20
    Virginia Tadrzynski Guest

    Default Re: Doooomass question of the day for Easter....


    "Ed Pawlowski" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] ...
    >
    > "Dimitri" <[email protected]> wrote>
    >> Oh for crying out loud - she's 14 her interests are:
    >>
    >> 1. Boys
    >> 2. Texting
    >> 3. Boys
    >> 4. Texting
    >> 5. Boys
    >> 6. Clothes
    >> 7. Boys
    >> 8. Girlfriends.
    >>
    >> etc
    >>
    >> # 843 cooking.

    >
    > And she may turn out to be a great physician or scientist that survives on
    > frozen meals.


    that's what we're banking on......keeping us in our dottage in the manner to
    which we have not become accustomed.
    -ginny



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