Part Two: To a Child, Love is Spelled T I M E

Spending Time Cooking with Kids

Spending time with a child requires a certain amount of confidence. As parents and caregivers do you worry if you are good enough? Be assured, you do not need to be a pro at what you do to spend time with kids. As the saying goes, kids spell love T I M E. Here is another story of ordinary families spending time together. Hopefully, it will encourage you.

cooking with kidsK is not a professional chef. She has no extra training when it comes to cooking. With her particular hours, sometimes at their house it’s more convenient for dad to start dinner. But both of them involve the kids as they cook. Their two kids, age 3 and 6, help wash the veggies and the fruit, stir and mix. They are learning the names of the different tools and what they do. When possible, the kids help with measuring, getting ingredients, and baking. A highlight, of course, is licking the beaters and scooping out the bowl. Do you remember doing this as a child? I bet it happens all over the world.

cooking with kidsTime can be spent with kids in big chunks or in little bits over and over. While each day, parents may only spend a few minutes cooking with the kids, over the course of months and years it adds up to an astonishing amount of time. Like a layer cake that just keeps getting taller and taller, even a slice can be a lot. Not only is the time important, but also the feeling of being important and significant to others.

Besides sharing about cooking, you can tell jokes like: Q. What’s the best thing to put in a pie? A. Your teeth. What recipe do you have for cooking up some love and time with your kids? Share in the comments and we’ll take a bite…

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