Parenting is serious business.
And in our family, so is barbecue.
Which is why we take so seriously our commitment to exposing our kids to smoked brisket and pulled pork at such a young age.
Abby was seven days old and Caleb a mere four days old when we took them out for their first barbecue experiences. Jacob partook of the family tradition one day shy of being two weeks old. And our little Levi only had to wait ten days to catch his first whiff of barbecue.
As the youngest of a very wild bunch of siblings, Levi may often get lost in the shuffle as life goes on in these early days. But this was one tradition we made sure he didn't miss out on.
I'm sure he'll thank us one day.