Jack is certainly a handful. Always busy. Always going. It's difficult and tiring to try and keep up. But deep down he's a great kid. Underneath his rough and tumble exterior is a caring little boy who loves to help. One of his favorite ways to help is when Amy is cooking.
Whether it's planning a menu, serving as a sous chef, or helping to make something; Jackson loves to be in the kitchen with her. Truth be told I think a portion of it has to do with the snacking he does while he's helping. But he's just as equally interested in the cooking portion of his job as well.
|Proudly displaying the cookie cutters he picked out|
Lately Amy has been making cookies each weekend for the boys to take in their lunches. A special, little treat and something she enjoys doing as a Mom. Of course this is right up Jack's alley. Helping, cooking, and sweets? Count him in! Last weekend Halloween sugar cookies were the baked good of choice and Jack was in it from the get-go.
Measuring, mixing, rolling, cutting, frosting. He was involved in the entire process. True, he ate quite a bit of cookie dough along the way, but we still ended up with a respectable amount of the finished product. With as short as his attention span usually is, it was remarkable that he was able to stick around for the entire process. Me? I just sat back and watched the two of them work their magic in the kitchen. It was fun and heartwarming to see them together, teaching and learning. Quality family time, what memories are made of. Oh, and I might have snuck a little cookie dough as well! Shhhhh!
All is well, picture perfect, in Drosche Land.