Cooking together ~

I know sometimes the idea of cooking with children can be a daunting one. They don’t work as quickly (or as neatly) as we would like them to. It can be messy; they ask a gazillion questions; they lick their fingers. Please don’t let the mess deter you from cooking with your children, though. Cooking with your children offers you the amazing opportunity to do something together that you can sit down and eat when the cooking is done! And the list of benefits, to both you and your children, far outweighs any small aggravation that might occur.

Here’s the thing: if you can relax, allow plenty of time, and not be concerned about the mess, you will be able to enjoy spending some true quality time with your children. Especially these days, our lives seem so over-scheduled. What with ballet, soccer practice, band practice, doctors’ appointments and shopping, rarely family members get to spend time together just focusing on being together.

When you cook with your children, you see this daily task through fresh eyes-through the eyes of a child. The act of teaching them will not only reinforce your family connection, but it can also help you preserve, and create, family traditions. Teaching your child the secret of Great Aunt Edna’s buttermilk biscuits has the effect of bringing generations together. Make a new recipe today with your family 🙂

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Published in: on October 9, 2010 at 12:18 am  Comments (6)  

6 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. What a wonderful post!
    I have met with too many young adults who do not know how to cook because their mothers were very territorial about the kitchen and cooking/baking.
    Thank you for reminding us keepers of the home to
    include our precious children!

    Under His Wings,
    Malinda

    • You are welcome, Malinda. Thanks for the kind words.

      ~ Teresa

  2. Your posts are always so refreshing. I’m printing this one out and adding to my collection of inspirational articles. I really struggle with this and I know it will build such great memories, but I’m always in a hurry. I don’t want any regrets, so I’m going to start doing this!

    • I know you will do great. Bless you !!

      Teresa ~

  3. Yes, it can be a struggle to cook with little ones. I try to bake something with my daughter at least once a week though.
    My older boys used to love to bake with me, now, not so much. ;p
    My youngest, who is 5, is the one that doesn’t have the patience for it. He’s far too busy..lol.

    Great post, as always!

    ((Hugs))
    Laura

    • Thanks for the sweet words 🙂 Happy cooking with little ones by your side.

      Teresa ~


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