It took me an entire week to recover.
The kids are already plowing through the food too, much to my dismay.
But, since they all
Remember last year when I went to pick up the small mountain of veggies that we had ordered and I discovered that the employees there had nicknamed me "the crazy lady"?
And employees came out of the back room to see what I looked like?
Well, this year
He seemed shocked when he came back home and reported that they had laughed at him.
Because they thought he was joking.
As truly painful as it is to have kids helping put all this food up, we knew that the lesson was more important then our comfort.
After all, they are the ones that eat most of this food.
The day Corey went and picked up all the corn, we set up a "corn station" outside and went to work.
Even the four year olds shucked corn for several hours.
Hey that rhymes! snicker...snicker...
After it had cooled, we used an electric knife to cut the corn off the cob.
Joshua's job was to put 2 pounds of corn into a bag and put it in the freezer.
Quality control found that the bags contained 3 and 4 pounds so that had to be remedied.
Thankfully we are not consuming that much...
I had already made a mental note to have Corey change her diapers for the next few days...
Can I hear a hallelujah?
Moving right along...
We also canned the peaches and pears.
We filled every.last.jar.that you see here.
I had kids peeling, cutting, complaining...you name it...they did it.
And the bigs.
One group threw green beans at each other, spilled beans on the floor and one kid thought that he was a genius for discovering a new way to take the ends off.
Sorry, but biting off each end until you have a mouthful of ends (think like a chipmunk) and then spitting them machine gun style into a bowl just doesn't work for me.
Guess which group worked the best?
If you guessed the littles...
Then you are right.
I'll let you guess how this all ended...
Everyone got along
Everyone worked without complaining
All the beans got done
The kids complained and complained
Gray hairs started popping out all over in mom's hair
Mom finally lost her cool and screamed
Mom finished the beans in blessed quiet, but all by herself.
I'm so not tellin'...