2 of 3 children and 1 husband helpe with dinner tonight. They peeled potatoes, sliced onions, cracked eggs, measured flour, stirred.... I love when the kids help and they BEG me to help almost every night. Usually I say no for safety reasons and limit it to 1 helper, but Grandma Gene's chicken and dumplings is simple enough for little hands.
Now that dinner is over and everyone is full and happy, I've retired to my room for some mommy time. Tonight I'm reading Yellowcake by Margo Lanagan. It's a collection of short horror stories from the teen section. I'm previewing it and if it's good and appropriate I'll be suggesting it to my 11-year-old.