Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Kitchen Adventures with the Mini

Sophia loves to help and is becoming VERY independent. The phrase you will hear most often in our house is "No, Me!". It has been a constant reminder that she is growing up and not my little baby anymore. I can't believe that she will be TWO at the end of the month.

Some days I forget to let her take the lead. It is so much easier to fold laundry, prep a meal, clean, you name it...while she is napping in the afternoon. I try to cram as much in as I can while she is sleeping. She is such a good helper and listens so well, but things seem to take three times as long when she helps.

Her favorite place to help is the kitchen. 
I love to watch her make pizza. She moves the spoon with sauce back and forth over the crust, drops handfuls of cheese, and adds toppings like a pro. 
When Dave is home I try to find little things that she can do, like picking herbs, to help with preparing a meal.
I am far from a master in the kitchen. I have cooked more in the past few months than I have in my entire life. I am trying to be more purposeful with making time for her to take the lead. Sophia is a chocolate lover and will frequently request "chocka" so I thought she would enjoy making pudding. She did - mostly. She didn't quite understand why she couldn't have the whole bowl to herself so that caused a mini meltdown.
I hope she'll always want to be my little helper.
Thrilled to be linking up with Ashley and Jess today.
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  1. Visiting from the link up. My daughter is 20 months and this is a nice reminder to let her help more! Sophia is so cute!!

  2. Aww! She is so cute! I can't wait until Clay is big enough to help! Just a few more months :)

  3. Visiting from the link up! Love the making pudding! The pizza too! We need to try that one! I bake frequently with my LO (21mo next week) and what I've found helps with the "me do" is I try to measure ahead of time and put stuff into cups or bowls so she can pour into the big bowl. While it does take longer it's totally worth the extra time to have them "help" you with things around the house. They learn and then you can use nap time for me time or things you just can't do with them like dreaded phone calls! :)

  4. Such a good little helper! Thanks for sharing this with us, it's seriously so sweet! Hope to see you back linking up this week!


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