For this post I planned to write about my weekend. I wanted to share about all the wonderful women I met this weekend and the changes within myself that took place. But my oldest son, Thomas, began to bless me as I wrote.
He said, “I like it when you work mommy. I like it you work so hard to give us food. I like how you make food for us mommy.”
This is a small miracle. My son can be very polite. But he has been asking for things by saying “I want…” It has been a battle to break that cycle with him. So when he made these simple praises, my heart opened. I wasn’t expecting what happened next.
“Are you hungry? What would you like to eat Baba?” I asked.
For those who don’t know, Baba means father or daddy in Hindi. My first visit to India was during my second trimester with Thomas. We traveled to India on a health related-mission and started businesses there. It was natural to use Baba as a nickname for our first son.
In Spanish the definition of Baba is saliva or drool. You can imagine all the looks and comments we receive living in Mexico. The nick name is a neat conversation starter.
But I digress.
“What would you like to eat Baba?”
“A samhich.” he answered.
I know that samhich is spelled sandwich. To understand the full cuteness of the moment the word is samhich, as my son of almost four years pronounces it.
“What kind of sandwich?” I asked.
“A blue one.”
“A blue one?” I asked.
“Yes, a blue one.”
“Okay. What do you want on your blue sandwich? How about peanut butter?”
“We don’t have any more raisins. How about honey-butter?”
So the blue peanut butter and honey-butter sandwich is born.
I had food coloring in the cupboard. It was bought two weeks ago to make play dough for the kids. As I went to get the food coloring, my husband was already at the stove warming the Texas toast to be used. I am blessed with a husband who holds degrees in mathematics and physics. He is an engineer in all meanings of the word. Whether it be one of our green energy projects, ministry, or domestic engineering a blue samhich; he is awesome.
Wikipedia defines an engineer; “An engineer is a professional practitioner of engineering, concerned with applying scientific knowledge, mathematics, and ingenuity to develop solutions for technical problems.”
As soon as I dipped the bread in the blue food coloring, he toasted it so the sandwich would not be soggy. Would I have fixed the soggy bread? Considering I had not thought past having the food coloring, I would say the answer is no. My husband, also named Thomas, had the solution before I had even realized there was a problem.
The blue sandwich turned out blue-tifully. My son was pleased and even astonished that we did make him a blue sandwich. When he saw that I was coloring the bread, he exclaimed “red and orange too!” My husband responded the other colors would be for next time. Today he could enjoy the blue sandwich. Hope you enjoy it too!