Emma had to take a food from her family's heritage to a Young Women activity. She decided to take ebelskiever, which are Danish pancakes.
Adam's grandma was born in Denmark and made ebelskiever and so there you go: Emma's family heritage.
I mixed up the batter (which I can do) and somewhere along the way decided we'd just have ebelskiever for dinner so I tripled the recipe (which I can also do--fun with fractions). Adam came home from work and started cooking ebelskiever (which he can do). He needed to go to mutual himself so I shooed him away, insisting I could finish (which I thought I could do).
Turns out I couldn't. Every time I tried to turn the ebelskiever, I failed. Adam tried several times to teach me. I couldn't do it. We had a whole bunch of smashed ebelskiever. I decided it was because I have no Danish ancestry. Swedes, Norwegians, Brits--they're no good at turning ebelskiever. (I'd rather blame my ancestors than my lack of coordination.)
Braeden--because he's Braeden--wanted to determine just exactly the percentages of countries he hailed from genetically.
I don't know.
Yes, we're Mormons and keep track of our family history but Braeden's a little picky. A vague Scandinavian and Great Britain umbrella didn't work for him. I broke it down into Swedish and Norwegian and he wanted to know if the Brits were Celts or Anglo-Saxons. Then he started telling me where the Celts originated from and where the Anglo-Saxons originated from and quizzing me as to who of my ancestry had been an established group the longest. I didn't know and he of course did so he told me all of that.
Here's what I learned from our evening:
1-I'm no good at ebelskiever.
2-When your son is enamored with history you'd better be prepared for some history lessons.
3-I can make waffles (which is what I did with the leftover batter after Adam left). I need to stick with what I know.