23 October 2012
Teaching my younger brother Bailey to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich was my first experience in teaching someone how to accomplish something. Each individual has very different methods when they teach someone how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Some teach by spreading the peanut butter on the bread and then spreading the jelly on top of that. Another method is by mixing the peanut butter and jelly in a bowl and then spreading it on top of the bread. My brother and I had our own way of doing things, and it makes a great story. The first step in teaching to make a peanut butter and jelly for me was to teach my brother. I know that in my experience in attempting to teach him, I found it difficult and frustrating. Of course, we were both only seven or eight years old, so it’s understandable that my patience was limited. Time is needed to teach someone the proper technique in making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. The challenge of teaching my brother to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich was what gave me pride in knowing that I had helped my brother learn to make food all by himself.
It was a hot, summer day when I first taught my younger brother to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. We were in my kitchen at my house in Lexington, and we were both hungry. However, Bailey did not know how to make any food and our parents were sleeping in the living room, tired from playing with us outside, and we did not know what to do. I had a goofy smile spread across my face and my whole body was shaking from excitement, and I had a feeling that we would most likely make a big mess and get into trouble. Yet, I did not care if we got into trouble because I was being the most helpful big brother in the world, with Bailey beside me, wanting to learn how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Trying hard not to make a mess, I had to teach my brother to make a peanut butter and...