Curry oatmeal anyone?

Yesterday, Caleb was so good at doctoring his oatmeal all by himself. He found the ground cinammon and the sugar in separate cupboards and stirred them into his bowl.

As he ate, he said, “Wow, this is ‘spicey’.”

So, as a good father, I went into an explanation of how valuable spices were, the spice trade, Christopher Columbus and discovering the Americas, etc. I used the world map in our kitchen and everything.

This morning, Caleb pulled out the spices to have the same breakfast. He’d used “Ground Cummin”! No wonder it tasted “spicey”! I pulled out the ground cinammon and showed him the difference and used that instead.

He just couldn’t get over how much better his oatmeal tasted this morning. *grin*

Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. The author of "Ask Without Fear!®," he is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and He's also the executive director of and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook. To get his free ebook on 21 ways to get board members engaged with fundraising, go to

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  1. Leeder

    hee –
    thanks for the story – i told it to everyone at lunch today 🙂

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