Hallie, on the other hand, likes the detail work. She loves to help measure out ingredients, stir the batter, place the cupcake papers in the tins, and set the timer on the oven. When it comes to setting the table, she'll take 10 minutes just to arrange the napkins, and even then, they won't be positioned anywhere near where the four of us will actually sit.
|A recent table setting a la Hallie.|
|Meanwhile, Will was blowing up his whoopee cushion |
to put on Tom's chair. Big picture stuff, people.
|"He's coming! Quick! Act natural!"|
For at least 20 of the 45 minutes the pie took to bake. She even made Tom, who was home that afternoon because of a bomb threat on campus (another story for another time), sit in the kitchen and watch the pie with her. And when we finally ate slices of the pie, it was as if we could taste the extra love she put in.