Thursday, August 12, 2010

Snapping Beans

A couple weeks ago, I gained a helper in the kitchen.

The Girl decided that she would lend a hand.

This is unusual. Cooking detail isn't her forte.

I just so happened to have a large bag of green beans that needed snapping.

I showed her how to choose a good one.

Bend it back.

And let it snap.

She sat and intently snapped each and every bean.

Sometimes snapping the same bean more than once.

It reminded me of my own childhood.

I would sit with my Mema and snap beans and shell black eyed peas from her garden while watching As The World Turns and Guiding Light.

It's an important life skill, in my opinion.

I'm not sure if The Girl agrees.

She hasn't asked to help in the kitchen since.