2yr old "helped" with baking
Oh, my peeps, this is too funny! I always bake my Grandma Josie's Peanut Butter cookies for Christmas. I've tried to make it a family tradition for the kids and can you believe the older ones don't remember doing this for umpteen years? ROFLOL Anyway, it was time to get grandson, Joshua, into the "tradition". So I explained to him and his mommy that we were making Grandma Josie's homemade scratch Peanut Butter cookies. Time consuming but good for memories, right? ROFLOL Well, Joshua, wanted to put cookies, or as he says kee-kees, on the baking sheets. I explained to him first we have to make them and then we would put them on the baking sheets to bake. He seemed to get the idea, oh, sure, was I not right on that one! ROFLOL We were mixing the ingrediants into the bowl and I asked, "Joshua, do you want to put the sugar in?" He said "es" for yes (he leaves off the y but we know what he means). So, I helped him with the cup of white sugar and said "Ok, you need to dump this in, ok?" I let loose of the cup, he let me know he understood to dump the sugar, and guess where? RIGHT ON THE BAKING SHEET! ROFLOL I and his mom cracked up. He looked at me like "You did not say where to dump it and I did dump it like you said." I explained, "No, honey, it goes in the bowl to mix." So I emptied the sugar off the baking pan into the bowl. He then got the thrill of helping make the criss cross marks on the cookie balls to flatten. He, however, was not so sure about eating these things that came out of the oven because kee-kees come out of bags or boxes. RIGHT? ROFLOL So, we encouraged him to take a taste and we got a look from him like we were nuts or trying to poison him! ROFLOL He took the smallest nibble I've ever seen! Then he caught on! ROFLOL He kept smiling after that asking for more "kee-kees". I told him he'd have to ask his mom. He ended up eating 3 and wanting more! ROFLOL So, no, he probably won't remember the "tradition" however, his mom, me, and my other son will remember the laughs. And isn't that what living is really all about? Hugs & best wishes to all!