me: Sure! We're totally out of strawberry jam. Thanks!
Well. It was 90-some degrees by the time we had rounded up enough sun protection and buckets on Memorial Day (this before hitting a store sale for Genevieve's school uniforms for fall, making jam, and going to a cookout). But Ben looked under the leaves of the strawberry patch and said excitedly, "these buggers are everywhere!"
Genevieve was happily absorbed in getting enough ripe berries for jam - she didn't really eat as she picked. She was very excited about finding the perfectly red strawberries and filled up her little bucket all by herself.
Ben ate a lot.
And he also spent a lot of time watching
And then I made 5 batches of freezer jam (yield: 20 1.5 c. boxes), stopping to run out for more sugar because I was unprepared for summer preserving. The tyranny begins!