My children have always shared my passion for cooking and involvement. The other day my son announced that he would be cooking dinner. He chose what to cook, he wanted very little assistance and even insisted that he could lift the trays in and out of the oven. Whilst I'm no perfectionist (especially in the kitchen) I held back and watched....the dough was made and he watched with eager eyes waiting for it to rise. He set up his little rolling/cutting station and selected the ingredients from the fridge. As the mushrooms were cut in chunks, the cheese taking painstakingly long to master grating and the sauce dripping over the edges...his sense of achievement was palpable. Whilst his creation was cooking in the oven he diligently set the table and then called us all to dinner. As a rule our children generally ask the adults to leave the table when finished their meal....that night we asked our chef when we finished his meal and he was delighted that there was not one bit left.
A lesson for both child and parent.
Do your children surprise you with skills they have mastered?
How do you feel when they do?
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