A asked me one day in November if she could cook a meal for the family.
What was odd, is that just a few weeks prior to that, I had been reading about someone's 8 year old daughter cooking her family pancakes.
She had been doing it for TWO.YEARS!
I thought maybe my undiagnosed Mommy-OCD was getting in the way of my daughter's practical development!
So, I said yes.
She planned the menu. And except for cooking the meat, she truly did most of the work. I assisted her in the kitchen, giving practical tips when it was necessary.
I can't say much more than that I was terribly proud of her!
Here was our meal that evening:
Cheeseburger patties; a salad consisting of carrots, broccoli, shredded cheese, and ranch dressing (which i must say was quite yummy!); peanut butter celery sticks; plain celery sticks (for her brother since he HATES peanut butter! seriously, is he my kid?)
Right after they took baths, we dug in to eat!
And with a smidgen of encouragement, she was even glad to leave me with a clean kitchen.
I think I will teach her how to clean bathrooms next!