Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Cooking With a 5 Year Old
I know I've posted making muffins with the girls before... but today was especially fun for me.
It doesn't matter how much flour and sugar she spills, how big the cinnamon cloud grows, how much slower the whole process ends up. I love watching her learn and desire to be with me in the kitchen. She even WANTS to do the dishes too! How do I keep that going?? :)
She gathered all the ingredients while I was working on an earlier blog post and waited so patiently for me to arrive in the kitchen. She has made these muffins with me so many times before... she had every ingredient we needed except one. She got all the measuring cups and spoons that we normally use. All I had to do was verify her measuring and memory and she did the rest. Soon, I won't even have to supervise! :) I loved today.
And something funny to me, although it probably shouldn't have been, was when the kids got home from school Bennett said "why is it so clean?"... We had already cleaned up the entire mess and had the muffins on the cooling rack by then. Usually, it's well after bedtime before any cleaning gets done around here.
This is Ruth's favorite part of the cleaning process! She was a little mad that I scraped the bowl so clean this time.
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