Daisy has asked for a "chair chair," to stand up and help me cook or prepare food every day over the past two weeks. I always give her a large frosting spatula that she thinks is a knife and she is as happy as a clam. I even help her cut little things with it occasionally so she is even more convinced that it is real...happy baby, happy mommy. She loves to help me stir things on the stove (which is tricky but, we carefully make it happen), she loves to drop vegetables in the food processor and she loves to make burritos (see video). She is so dang cute when she is "cooking," and I have heard that if you get kids involved in the preparation of the food that they are more likely to eat what is being prepared. Well, so far this is statement is proving true for us.
I'm not gonna lie, it can be a really messy process to let a little one help in the kitchen so I usually reserve a special cooking time for Daisy that isn't the real cooking time. That way I am relaxed and have more patience and time to let her do her thing. We both really enjoy hanging out in the kitchen together these days. Just last night she spent over an hour pretending to wash dishes in the kitchen sink. I love when my little girl is happy and having a good time and I'm excited that we have a new thing to do together to break up the long days.
Do you like to let your kids help you when you cook?
using her knife spatula to "cut" an apple
Getting hungry after trying to cut her apple so the snacking begins. lol
Please excuse my morning hair and face...I'm trying to keep it real here:)...Well actually if I'm really being real I would admit to the fact that sometimes I look like this all day long simply because I don't feel like taking a shower, getting dressed or putting on makeup during the precious little nap break that I get once a day. There...truth is out:). What's great about little kids is that they don't know any different! lol
Someone is excited to make a veggie drink!
As long as I add a whole apple I can make just about any veggie mixture taste really delicious!
She really did like it!
Though you wouldn't know by the faces she is making...LOL
I love my little peanut head so so much.