Sunday, April 10, 2011

One on One in the Kitchen

 As a mother of six children, one of the greatest challenges I have is to find ways to have one on one time with each of the kids.  Now that Michael's work schedule is more demanding, it is even harder.  One of the things I have started is one on one in the kitchen.  Each week one child gets to pick a treat they want to make.  On Sunday afternoons, that child and I go into the kitchen and make it.  No one else is allowed in to help.  No one else gets to lick the spoons, bowl or beaters.  When it is all done, that child gets to share what we have made with the rest of the family.  It seems to be a fun way to sneak in some together time and in the end, everyone gets something yummy out of it.  This week Dillon got to be the one in the kitchen.  He made Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies, some with pecans and some without.  He seemed to enjoy himself and I loved being able to spend time with just him.  The other kids enjoyed the finished product and we even took some over to share with Grandma, Grandpa and Uncle Spencer.

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