Saturday, January 19, 2008
One morning my son came to me and asked, "Hey, mom? ... do we have leftover rice, bacon, and eggs?" To which I replied, "Hmmm, that sounds like ingredients for a fried rice." No answer ... but he gave me that smug look that says, "Would you make it please?" I stopped what I was doing and said, "Ok, I'll go and make it for you ... now I know what you'll miss when you go to college ... " :)
Needless to say, my fried rice is one of my family's favorites. They think I make a mean fried rice. I suggested to order chinese fried rice once, and my son said, "It's not the same"... I took that as a compliment. :) He wants his mommy's fried rice! lol Is it the ingredients that I put together? ... is it the pinoy wok where I cooked it in? ... or is it the "love" that all mothers put in their cooking that makes it special?
Being a mom takes a lot of effort and you must have the ability to multi-task. It is a very demanding and tough job. You are expected to help with homework, support and attend their school activities, listen to their endless (it seems) instrument practices, and do the household chores while preparing meals. Our rewards would be to see them grow up making good choices, become good citizens with morals and values, and/or, in this case, hearing them say to their friends, "My mom's fried rice is THE best!" :)