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CharlieD 12-14-2004 02:14 PM

Insult or praise?
So I was home yesterday with kids and for breakfast I made pancakes for them. After words my 8-year old told me that they were as good as the ones their grandma (my mother makes). Hm, should I consider it an insult or praise? They were really good. Have not made them that good in a while. The ingredients really play a huge roll in the taste (well, what’s new).

crewsk 12-14-2004 02:15 PM

I would take that as praise! :D

GB 12-14-2004 02:20 PM

Anytime you are not sure, go with praise :) I am a glass is half full kind of guy.

Happy Chanukah Charlie! I wish you and your family all the best.

kansasgirl 12-14-2004 02:20 PM

Praise Charlie D - you have mastered a great recipe that your kid loves! Congratulations!

mudbug 12-14-2004 02:21 PM

Grandmas are famous for making all manner of things delicious. "Tis only to your credit that your kid put you on the same level, man.

CharlieD 12-14-2004 02:27 PM

Yes, indeed, grandmas are the best cooks. I can still taste the things my grandma used to make, and she’s been gone for 20 years, wow, that’s a scary thought. Too bad. She was an amazing cook.

Zereh 12-14-2004 02:27 PM

I loved my Grandma's cooking, my son loves my Mom's. =) It's just the way things work.

I'd definitely say it was a compliment!


choclatechef 12-14-2004 02:59 PM

Let's put it this way, if somebody told me that I cooked as good as either of my grandmothers ------ I would die a happy camper.

middie 12-14-2004 07:44 PM

it's a praise !!!
trust me on this

Lifter 12-14-2004 08:30 PM

To most 8 year olds, "Grandparents" are near "God-Like" figures...and they have few "comparators" and definitely not a strong grip of the language, or how their innocent commentscould ever possibly conceived as "mean"...

"Grandparents", after all, are the only ones that can regularly (in their world) give parents "sass-back", and not be punished)...

I'd take this as a compliment of the highest level and try to jot down that recipe, as best I could recreate it!

Will be picking up the "waffle" thread on this board for our family, and hoping to get any sort of kudos, anything "near" like your daughter gave...


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