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Let Them Make the Chocolate Chip Cookies

by | Jul 23, 2020 | Classical Christian, Kindergarten, Parenting, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Wal-Mart grocery pick up gave us chocolate chip cookie mix instead of the brownie crisps that I ordered. I know I could have told them I didn’t want the substitution, but hey, I forgot, so we have had this mix sitting in our pantry for a few weeks.

Yesterday, my 6-year-old and 8-year-old begged me to make the cookies all by themselves. Normally I wouldn’t be ok with this, or I would do some sort of modified, “Let’s help Mom make them!” But I broke my foot last week and am not moving around very well. Rather than dash their culinary dreams, I decided to tell them to go for it.

They scooted chairs around the kitchen to grab the bowls they needed. They split up the jobs and even melted butter in the microwave. I drew the line at them actually putting the cookies in the hot oven, but fortunately/unfortunately Dad works from home because of COVID-19 so he took care of that.

Their cookies turned out great. They were super proud of themselves. The kitchen was fine. No one burned their hands off.

My kids are much more capable than I often allow them to be, and though I’m not happy about breaking my foot, I am glad for the chance to give them opportunities to succeed at new challenges.


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