i love hearing D go over math concepts with the girlchild while they make dinner. cooking is such a good way to teach all sorts of skills; math, reading, science, and all while making delicious things. i love it when he makes dinner, but not because i'm a beleaguered housewife. i know sometimes when i say, "man, i love it when my husband makes dinner," people are likely to hear, "OMG sister i'm so tired of cooking meals, blah blah blah," but honestly, what i like about it is that he loves to do it. it's nice to be on the receiving end of what he's cooking.* even when it doesn't come out the way he wanted, even if it's an experiment with an oddly spiced ending, it's usually great. the house smells good, everyone wanders in and out, the kids help, and it feels nice to sit back and watch it all happen. we have super different styles in the kitchen too; he likes to work collaboratively, while sometimes i want to be alone, listening to my music loud, spacing out. i'm always surprised when the kids want to help, although they normally do. they like being in the kitchen as much as D and i do.
so yeah, i love it when D makes dinner. don't get me started on the dishes, though.
*that's what she said!