There is a cost to everything. Sometimes it’s not very apparent what the cost is, but it’s there. I always try to figure out what that cost is and decide if I am willing to pay it.
The girls LOVE to cook. LOVE IT! So, I try to let them cook with me as often as I can stand to. Anyone who has tried to cook with children understands how hard that can be, especially if you are actually trying to feed people. What I usually do I have the girls help me make desert, that way if it doesn’t work out because of all my ‘help’ people still eat.
Yesterday the girls and I made chocolate pudding. The kitchen was a total mess. The girls were covered in cocoa powder, as was the floor. More dishes than needed to be dirtied were dirtied. I could go on.
Peanut got to stir the pudding on the stove for the first time. She felt like such a grown up. Cake and Peanut got to practice taking turns and sharing. They got to learn valuable cooking skills and I got to explain what tempering eggs was. The girls and I enjoyed each other.
Cost: Messy Kitchen, Grainy Pudding.
Reward: Happy Girls, Bonding Time.
Totally worth it.
Tagged: Things I Know