So here's the thing about foraging with kids. They pull up a lot more than just the tender top leaves of the little nettle plants. And since we did most of our foraging in the forest, much of the forest floor ended up in our gatherings.
I didn't have any rubber gloves here that had not been in toilets so I just used tongs to swish the leaves and then boiled the whole mass together with the idea to pick off the leaves when they would no longer sting. It wasn't a very successful process and I will definitely get gloves to work with these again in the future. Picking off the leaves ahead and then sauteing them with the leeks would have been better.
A small sampling of what was not nettles that was also boiled.