Monday dawned with a request for a â€œbig breakfastâ€ from my husband.
He was off of work for Columbus Day and wanted to enjoy the morning with all the fixings of a family breakfast.
On the menu was grits (we ARE from the South), scrambled eggs, bacon, and toast (the original request was for biscuits but toast had to be substituted when I realized I was out of butterâ€¦I know, the horror).
EA was eager to help in the kitchen and I was happy to have her help.
She helped beat the eggs before I scrambled them.
And then I assigned her the task of making toast.
This assignment wielded two lessons.
The first was a math lesson as I asked her, â€œIf there are five of us eating breakfast and we each want two pieces of toast, how much bread should we take out?â€
She thoughtâ€¦. â€œtwo, two, two, two, and twoâ€.
And then I helped her out by holding up five fingers (fingers are Godâ€™s gift to help us do math).
She counted two on each of my fingers before proclaiming her answer, â€œTEN!â€
We ten out ten pieces of whole wheat bread and placed them on a baking sheet.
Then came the homemaking lesson when I taught her how to butter bread without putting too little or too much butter on before spreading it out.
It was a joy to have my little girl join me in the kitchen to provide a breakfast for our family.
Do you accept kitchen help from your little ones?
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