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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Something smells good!

Do you know the Muffin Kid?
She made muffins, yes she did.
This feisty little Muffin Kid,
Made muffins this fine day.


She measured very carefully
Her face is earnest, can't you see?
She served her muffins so proudly.
To her hungry family.



I love that little Muffin Kid
Into my mouth a muffin slid
It's a shame that the little Muffin Kid
Baked in some egg shells



I took an enthusiastic bite
Something clearly wasn't right.
But I love that little Muffin Kid
So I ate them anyway.

My stomach has been upset a lot recently. I've been seriously contemplating whether I might be getting an ulcer. The kids have been doing a lot of cooking lately. They enjoy it and are finally at a point where they can do the bulk of the work themselves with minimal supervision.

But when I stand back and look at these two seemingly unrelated pieces of information

I have to wonder if it's simply something I ate.

55 comments:

ScoMan said...

Well, I'm sure it's not the eggshells giving you troubles. Eggshells are the healthiest bit of the egg.

You crack the egg open, take out the yeast, take out the egg whites and cook what's left.

That's what I've heard anyway.

(PS the Muffin Kid poem was fantastic. Well written)

♥ Braja said...

Uh-oh :))

The Good Cook said...

Oh, warms my heart to see a kid cooking!

Now, about that stomach - don't wait. See a doctor. Ulcers are life threatening. I know. I had my first one at the tender age of 22.

Lindy said...

Love the poem! :)

My stepson cooked and ended up with a 2nd degree burn...nice, I know.

Kathy B! said...

I got a couple emails inquiring about the color of the muffins. They are pumpkin muffins - that's why they are an orange-y color. And before anyone asks, the lumps are walnuts and raisins :)

Tammy Howard said...

I love muffins.

I especially love muffins someone else made for me.

Pumpkin muffins are my favorite favorite.

Talk to your doc.

Keyona said...

Yum! Those look good. I really need to get my girl in the kitchen or she's never gonna learn how to cook! :o)

confused homemaker said...

Sweet that they are cooking and sharing food, but yea eggshells aren't good for the stomach.

countryfriedmama said...

What a good sport you are to eat the crunchy muffins.

Tsquared417 said...

I didn't know you were a poet! On top of wonderful Mom and brave muffin eater!!

peewee said...

I once made my mom a Tuna Casserole....all baked to perfection. Then when we went to eat it, turns out I had backed the serving spoon inside of it. She lived. But she never lets me forget it every.singe.time I cook.

The moral? Even if your kids ARE making you sick, you will always have the last revenge.

Danielle said...

You make me laugh. Love the poem. Hope the kiddos are not trying to poison you! :)

ymK said...

That is so sweet, them cooking and you eating whatever they feed you.
I can't wait till Dimples and Giggles start cooking, so I can sit back and relax ;)

TKW said...

You're a poet and I didn't know it! I love it!

And no worries, darling, I'm sure the eggshells just counted as extra fiber, right?

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Oh I love it! Now I'm going to have that Muffin Man song stuck in my head all day long... thanks... ;)

You are one ROCKIN' mama! I can't wait until Princess Nagger gets old enough to 'do the bulk of the work' herself...she does love to 'help', though, so it's a start! ;) Wonder if I should be stocking up on TUMS, though... ;)

for a different kind of girl said...

Adorable AND hilarious! I do, indeed, think you've diagnosed yourself. I suppose you can just think of it as some extra fiber in your daily allowance!

Kristina P. said...

Maybe this is the answer to all my stomach problems! Oh, and I would start taking Align. It's like Activia on crack.

Cheffie-Mom said...

Love this - how fun it is to celebrate family and food!

I hope you are feeling better.

Queenie Jeannie said...

I hope you feel better soon, but if you don't please go get checked out!! Your daughter is such a cutie and I simply adore her jammies!!!!

Jen said...

Yeah maybe you might want to supervise them a little more, especially with the eggs.

peewee said...

oh. I forgot to comment on the poetry. VERY impressive miss K. Who knew you were a rhymer early in the AM?!?!?

Susie said...

She did a great job:-) She's hired!

The Blonde Duck said...

You're such a sweet mom!

Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com said...

SUPER adorable chef! Great pictures!!!

Undercover-Princess said...

Such a good mama! ;) Teach her how to make cinnnamon sugar muffins. Those are hard to screw up. :)

Mary K Brennan said...

That Little Muffin Kid of yours,
She looks like a pro.
She bakes all night, to make things just right.
Then puts one aside for Mommy Maestro!
(Just kidding. But they look delicious).

Stephanie Faris said...

Sounds like it's time to invest in some antacid! But yeah, you might want to get it checked out. Those muffins look delicious, anyway. But were they that TINY?

blueviolet said...

Your kids will be in good shape as adults since you're teaching them so much now.

That is unless they're secretly wreaking havoc on tummies everywhere....

I'm sorry for your tummy troubles!

Grand Pooba said...

Yep, I drew that conclusion before the end of the post!

bernthis said...

well it's either their cooking or mine and well, my first guess would be theirs. Yes, location has a lot to do with it

Missy said...

Great poetry!
Ulcers are bad, really bad! Go see a doc now before you start barfing blood!

Jane said...

I was actually singing along to your poem (I suppose that was the point!) Absolutely adorable. Love the pics, too!

M-Cat said...

The muffins look great, shells and all!

Tiffany @ Lattes And Life said...

Hahahahaha this made me laugh out loud!!!! Sometimes we have to have stomachs of steel, right?

Zeemaid said...

*LOL* I love the poem and the fact that she's baking in her jammies. ;)

Just make sure they are following basic foodsafe measures and I'm sure you'll be fine.

You are such a good sport to eat shells. *L*

forever folding laundry said...

Ummm...it's the thought that counts, right??

And she's definitely the cutest muffin kid I've ever seen, if that counts for anything!

~Keri

Hit 40 said...

Just rub it in my face that you have adorable little girls that will bake for you!!!

I will trade you a boy for a girl. You can have your pick of either boy. I would suggest not taking supersperm.

the ungourmet said...

Love the poem and the chef! Don't eggshells have calcium? Even though your stomach is upset at least your bones will be strong! ;0)

Heather of the EO said...

LOVE your creativity :)

And yeah...prolly not an ulcer...

A Mom on Spin said...

Oh! I love the muffin kid!!!!

Kristen said...

awww how cute!

Helene said...

And to think...I was just saying to a friend of mine that I can hardly wait until Cole and Bella can prepare their own breakfast (and serve me in bed...yeah, right) but now I'm kinda rethinking that whole idea. Although I do think it's sweet that the kids want to make breakfast!

WhisperingWriter said...

I'd still eat it too.

I eat nearly everything.

Unknown Mami said...

Yum, crunchy muffins!

Ink said...

So cute! And what, you don't like an extra crackly muffin? Hmmmm. ;)

faemom said...

LOL
Great poems. Look at it this way. Egg shells are high in calcium.

LadyFi said...

I do love crunchy egg shell bits in my muffins... then I know they are home baked!

Those muffins look delicious, by the way!

Suzy said...

"""I have to wonder if it's simply something I ate."""

Orrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, are your children trying to kill you?

Laoch of Chicago said...

Wow, great looking muffins!

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Egg shells? Totally great for the digestive system. Maybe I can give some to Jonathan! :-) he did try to eat a raw egg last night. Ha!

Gibby said...

So cute, KB!
And can't egg shells be considered some form of fiber? I mean, surely it would move things along in there...

Rick and Monique Elgersma said...

"baked in some eggshells." Now that's just good and funny.

Charlotte said...

I hope it's not the cooking! Thanks for stopping by my N.E.O. Moms blog. I am on vacation but I just can't stay away from checking on my "house" guests and reading their posts.

Lora said...

I thought of this post at dinnertime last night when I let my son crack the eggs into the bowl (we made oven baked eggplant, squash, and zucchini). There was definitely some crunch to those veggies, and it wasn't because it was undercooked!

And the poem stuck with me all night long too!

passions and soapboxes said...

Crunchy muffins.........yum