difficult child 2 is the cook in the house. His obsession with rules makes him perfect for this job. He NEVER leaves the kitchen while he's cooking and he is forever stirring. Yea, it CAN be funny to watch. Anyhow, difficult child 1 was hungry for noodles this morning (I know...weird) and he asked difficult child 2 to make some for him. He said no so difficult child 1 asked if he'd teach HIM to make them. I'm thinking this will be interesting so I lurk near the doorway. difficult child 2 fills the pan with water while difficult child 1 goes out of the room to "calm down" (nothing had happened to need it but oh well). I told difficult child 2 not to do anything more since difficult child 1 wanted him to TEACH him and he can't teach him if difficult child 1 isn't even in the room. difficult child 1 comes back in the kitchen so difficult child 2 tells him where to set the burner and how much of the noodles he should pour into the measuring bowl. Then, while they wait for the water to come to a boil, difficult child 1 leaves the kitchen saying "I'll check it in a little bit". He goes in the other room to watch tv. difficult child 2's chin dropped to the floor. This is NOT how it's done. But, he holds his tongue. After about 4 minutes, he goes to tell difficult child 1 he needs to stir the noodles now. difficult child 1 comes back, stirs a little and asks difficult child 2 what he's suppose to do next. difficult child 2 tells him they have to cook for 6 more minutes. difficult child 1 says he likes them this way (anyone want to say IMPATIENT). difficult child 2 gets all confused and explains to difficult child 1 how to drain the noodles. difficult child 1 leaves the room after draining them and adding butter to eat in the dining room. difficult child 2 comes up to me and says "He's never gonna learn how to cook". I just laughed because difficult child 2 is right. difficult child 1 better make sure he has a darned good job because I only see 3 options for his future: 1) he can eat out every meal, 2)get married young to someone who does know how to cook, or 3)die of starvation. Ohhhhh Noooooo..... I just thought of a 4th option.....He could live with me all his life.... NNNNNNOOOOOOOOOO!!!