Sunday, August 12, 2007

The Gender Divide

Zachary: Mamas cook on ovens and Papas cook on grills.

9 comments:

Maryan said...

I'm in agreement with Zachary. In fact, it might be a first principle.

Cheryl M. said...

That's how it is in our house....I'm afraid to even attempt turning that grill on....;)

Johane said...

Zachary might become a little confused if he came to our house. Mama cooks on the grill too. And the camp fire. And the coleman stove. And with lemon juice. ;)

Jill said...

We grew up that way as well. Although, it was also true that my dad liked to cook Chinese food. Since I didn't like Chinese food, I grumbled the minute I ever saw my dad at the stove!

Mary Ellen Barrett said...

That's cute. Have you ever noticed on the nights dad cooks on the grill he is credited with cooking dinner. Yet all he does is grill some meat. Mom makes two side dishes, a salad, pours drinks and hauls it all outside. Dad turns around with his meat and puts it on the table. Then we all exclaim about the wonderful dinner dad cooked. :). I get a kick out of that.

Suzanne Temple said...

True mary-ellen, very true.

Jennie C. said...

Not at our house. Papa gets so caught up in the SOCIAL aspect of grilling that he usually burns the dinner. So mama took over the grilling and papa gets to sit around drinking beer and being social. :-)

jerseygirlmama said...

Wow, Zachary would be really confused at our house because Mama only cooks in the microwave for the most part here (I can cook a few things and bake bread, but I don't do it the majority of the time)! Daddy is a chef and cooks on the stove, oven AND grill. How did Mama get to be so lucky!

lazy mopsy of lifenut said...

True. The grill belongs to my husband.

I have the stove, the oven, the microwave, the phone, and the big folder of menus from restaurants near and far.