Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Life Gets Messy; That's How We Learn

Right about now you are probably thinking I have totally lost my mind.

Nah, been there, done that. It's long gone, friends.

Usually I am not great about letting my kids help me in the kitchen. I don't love cooking/baking and like to get it over with. Aron is AMAZING about letting the kids help, so don't feel too sorry for my kids.

On Michael's birthday I was making cupcakes and the Littles wanted to help out. Usually I find a way to distract them or tell them they can lick the entire bowl if they just wait and let me do the complicated and messy cupcake filling.

But this day I decided to let them do it. The batter was runny and dark, but they just wanted to help fill the cupcake tin! Then I kinda realized that if I'm always doing stuff for them they won't learn how to do it for themselves. Don't get me wrong ... they do plenty around the house where they get to make mistakes and learn. But in the kitchen it is time for me to grow some patience.


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  2. So sweet. What good little helpers.

  3. I love this picture, my daughter always wanted to help me..

  4. Very cute. You have so much braver than I am - I get nervous with them in the kitchen, but I try to let my 3 year old help (sometimes).

  5. Patience one thing we never seem to have enough of but crucial for raising happy children!

  6. I love hands-on learning too!


  7. I try to let mine help in the kitchen as much as possible, even though it usually slows things down about 300%. But, like you say, if they never try it, they'll never get better.

    PS: Those cupcakes were yummy.

  8. Good for your! Sadly, I'm for more tolerant with my grandchildren than I ever was with my own children.


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