This lovely box of peanut butter and choc-chip biscuits were made by my 18 year old son on Thursday. He made a double batch so I could take some to work on Friday for morning tea, keep some for his dad and have a few for himself. They are so delicious. Not only did he make the biscuits, but by the time I got home from work, he had cleaned the kitchen and done all the dishes. It is times like this that I get that warm glow inside me, bursting with pride about my sons. I'm sure that every mother has those moments.
And, on my birthday (Tuesday) he made a beautiful creamy chicken, mushroom and sun-dried tomato pasta for dinner and butterscotch pudding for dessert. He is a very good cook. I have encouraged both my sons to cook (as my mum encouraged my brothers) and it is now something they both really enjoy doing. They even like doing the weekly grocery shopping, hunting for new ingredients, which I am sure their future wives will really like.
My eldest son (who is 23) said something yesterday that really surprised and thrilled me - he said he was so pleased that he had been taught to love reading, music, going to the theatre, visiting the art galleries and being creative. These are things I love and shared with my children from a very young age. I am so pleased they share the same loves as me and it gave me another of those "warm glows'. He is even off to the National Art Gallery on the weekend to see an art exhibition. Isn't that exciting!!