This weekend our family spent the afternoon prepping and serving dinner to 200 people.
The kids were awesome. Everyone worked hard to get our assigned tasks done.
We washed, chopped, sorted, carried, served, cleaned,
and put everything back in its place when we finished.
These are the things I appreciate with having older kids.
Sure, I miss the cute little ages but there is more freedom now.
No diaper bags to pack along. No planning around nap time.
No emotional outbursts (generally speaking).
Their personalities shined through.
Kyli is the compliant one. She is like her dad. She will do what you ask without complaint. She might not like what she is doing but she does it anyways.
Derrick enjoys everything. If it is a mundane task, then he makes it fun. His joy seems to be in working with people. He was the best little server. He was all smiles and laughs with each person who came through the line.
Zac flew under the radar as usual.
He managed to escape the kitchen multiple times and make his way outside.
He turned washing veggies into a water fight and clearing tables into a game of tag.
He was ok serving along side his dad. Quietly scooping tablespoons of rice on each plate.
(He didn't quite get portion size.)
I'm learning Zac has no option but to go to college.
He would never be happy doing a labor intensive job.