Sunday, May 02, 2010

The Institute of Pie

I am a fan of pie.

You have to be to be in my family. Though stopping there doesn't really suffice. Because everyone likes pie, right? Of course they do. But coming from my lineage makes one an automatic pie connesiur and there exists a gene in the Perchert - maybe even all the way back on the Turnquist line that once properly activated also makes you an excellent baker of pies.

My great grandmother had it. My mom had it. I worried it skipped a generation, until mine was properly activated. My grandmother never activated hers and on the rare occasion she was forced to make a pie (after my mom moved away), she did the absolute unthinkable and bought refrigerated crust. My hipster mid-20 something year old cousin in Portland? She makes a mean pie too - I have seen the evidence on Facebook.

My daughter is getting the proper inaugeration as well.

She is being raised right, her gene will be activated.

Or maybe it already is.

"Mommy, look I have the flour on my nipples!"

I actually make pie with my clothes on... it helps with this problem.


London said...

I love the pictures!
And I'm so glad I'm not the only who 'lets' their kids bake (half)naked. It makes clean up so much easier.

Jay said...
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Jay said...

LOL hardly describes the joy this post brought to me for several reasons. One of which is I recall when you *thought* you didn't have the gene and, of course, Skadi's comical comment and the adorable photos of your sweet sweet girl working away on her pie. The tongue is priceless!