Thursday, November 5, 2009

Kids in the kitchen

My kids love to cook. I don't know if this is because cooking is a daily (or more) ritual in this house, or if they have inherited the gene from me but all three of my kids will help whenever I ask. I have been reluctant to include Logan in this for he has more of a temper than my other kiddos and being as young as he is, I worry that he will hurt himself. Today, though, I found the perfect way for him to help.

Washing potatoes! I got these babies from the farmers market and so they still had quite a bit of dirt on them. For about an hour this evening my toddler, quietly and thoroughly washed 6 baker potatoes. He loved the job. He kept saying that he wasn't done and continued to scrub them with the veggie brush...

He was SO happy!

How do you include your kids in the kitchen chores?


mandi said...

i love that look of diligence on his face! what a hard worker!

also- thanks for the book ideas. we don't have that elsa beskow, i've actually never even seen it. i'm going to amazon- NOW!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

I was just thinking about posting something very similar to this later in the week. How funny!

Also, I am loving the Halloween costumes. Amazing! Looks like they had a lot of fun!

Laura said...

Oh my goodness! What a fabulous idea. I have a 19-month-old that is always wandering into the kitchen saying, "he'p?" Maybe I really could put him to work! Thanks for sharing. :) Just discovered your blog and love it already.