Teaching autonomy with Cookies
1 cup of "no, mommy, I try."
1/2 cup of 'do-it-myself."
1 tsp of "can you help me?"
1 1/2 cup undressed aprons
1/2 tbsp mistakes
2 tiny helping hands
1 (12 ounce) package of spilled nuts
a dusting of kisses
Sprinkle in as much LOVE as possible
(optional) "do again, mommy."
Mix the 'do-it-myself' with the 'no, mommy, I try.'
In a separate bowl, beat in the undressed aprons.
Add mistakes, helping hands and 'can you help me.'
Combine together and toss in the spilled nuts.
Sprinkle kisses and love.
Bake in a 375F preheated hug until the child squirms and wiggles with a fit of giggles and the cheeks are all rosy.
Let stand 5 minutes and then give the spatula to the child to eat all the ingredients.
Serve warm and loving. Share with milk.
Take lots of pictures.
*Feel free to add 'do again, mommy.'
A note from the author:
-Spilling vanilla down the table and chairs.
-Dusts of flour sprinkling tiny faces.
Inspiring independence and having a bit of fun.
Now, what's sweeter, the choco chip cookies or the face of the proud 2 year old who did it all by himself (with some help)
PS: He was too full from the 'grazing' during baking to finish his cookie... ha ha.