As a little girl I spent hours watching my mom cook every night. Every night she cooked us a hot meal. I’d sit in the kitchen and study what she did and then finally one day she let me start helping. She let me make cookies and help with the holiday baking. Some of my fondest childhood memories were made in the kitchen with mom. It’s learning to make those first simple foods and starting to feel like a big kid.
I want my daughters to have the same fond memories in the kitchen. You’ll often find us cooking and baking and I find simple tasks that I feel they can actually do. Among recent things my oldest daughter really wants to learn how to make some simple foods on her own. I’m starting to let go of control and allow her step into the kitchen.
The traditions I want to pass down to my children are the ones I cherish most that were passed down to me. Like the love of holidays and baking during the holidays. I remember being 9 years old and peeling my eyes to stay open so I could help my mom roll our Christmas cookies in the kitchen. We stayed up late listening to music, my sister and I having the best time. Those memories I want my children to have so I do the same with them. We cook and we bake and we spend that time I know they will cherish.
When it comes to children I know my girls will also explore more foods if they have an effort in cooking and making it. Making mealtime fun and a family activity is a healthy thing too!
How are you creating memories at mealtime?
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