One thing LP loves more than any other is cooking. She loves to help in the kitchen, insists on putting her apron and chef’s hat on and stands on a chair to help me as much as she can. These are always some of my favourite times with her as well.
It’s great seeing her learn how to do things to help. A few months ago she would just watch or stir things so hard they would fly from the bowl but now she can pour, she can stir and she can sieve things. I give her something new to do each time and practice the things we have done countless times before. LP loves being ‘big’ and being allowed to do grown up things like mixing and she really likes to do things herself too so cooking with me in the kitchen and having that extra responsibility is great for both of us and such a lovely time together.
LP and I have baked cakes, made biscuits and she’s even helped cook dinner. Whenever I say I’m going into the kitchen she asks if she can come and help and I think that if given the choice she would spend her whole day in there with me – either that or practicing cooking on various cooking games!
I will keep cooking with LP for as long as she wants to help and there may even come a time where she’s cooking or baking and I’m just watching, there for the company, but for the next years I am looking forward to baking treats, trying new recipes and doing it all with my little sidekick