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March 29, 2011

Don’t Cook Bacon Naked

One of our many jobs as parents is to pass on to our kids some of the wisdom we’ve accumulated in our travels over the years.  Often times we do this through sayings or phrases we’ve picked up along the way, some more known than others.  There is of course the classics like “two wrongs don’t make a right” or less familiar family sayings like “he didn’t lick it off the grass” (for more on this one click here). Sometimes we’ll pull from the movies and do our best Star Wars’ Yoda, “Try not. Do… or do not. There is no try” leaving our kids walking away more confused than when they started.

As I was watching Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations the other night, he was enjoying a meal in Austria and alluded to how you just “don’t cook bacon when you’re naked.”  He was being quite literal, but it got me to thinking about how that phrase actually has a lot of wisdom wrapped up in it.  I won’t spoil it for you and give you all the deep interpretations, but be sure the next time the Little Man comes to me with some vexing question, I’ll pause, put my hand to my chin and rock his world with “You just don’t cook bacon naked.”

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  1. Corey says:

    I feel you on the importance of wisdom passed down to our children. I think it also shows who we have become as parents from our own parents. I can’t think of a better way to spend time with the kid(s), outside….anywhere. My favorite time with the family was in Montana at the Burnt Leather Ranch. The all mighty of fishing trips. Packed in by mules and slumbered under old canvas tents at night and fishing all the live long day! Enjoy your summer, friends.

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