Hey mamas! Truth time!
I struggle with letting my kiddos in the kitchen. Lately, I’ve really been convicted about letting go of all the excuses as to why I haven’t or “can’t” let them in the kitchen with me, or even by themselves for my older ones. Truthfully its all selfish reasons. I’m not always patient enough, I didn’t make enough time allowances to allow them to “help”, I don’t want to deal with the mess or chaos of it, it’s inconvenient, the list goes on and on.
I know my kids love cooking though. All 5 of them. Probably because I love it and they want to share that with me and because food is a big part of our family. Our love language. Who am I to hold that back from them?
So, (sighhhhh) little by little I’ve been letting go of all my excuses, digging a little deeper into my patience pocket and letting my littles help with dinner more and my bigs make lunch once or twice a week on their own for everyone. And ya know what? I survived. They survived. The look of pride and joy on their face, more than worth the extra effort.
Last night my boys helped make dinner. It was still in the oven baking when daddy got home. The first thing my 3 year old told him when he walked in the door, “Daddy, you’re gonna be soooo excited. We made an awesome dinner. It’s soooo yummmmyyy!!!!”
Guys, its sooo worth it. Not only are you creating memories, you’re teaching a life skill, building confidence, and teaching responsibility. If you haven’t, or like me, just don’t always want to, just give it a try. Your kids will thank you.
If you already cook with your kids what are some things you make together? If you are just starting, what are you going to try making? Share your favorites with us below!
My husband and I got married very young and started a family right away. Life has been a series of many trials that we have had to work through, like having a daughter with severe ADHD, moving to 4 different states in 2 years, health problems and just life in general. Through the years the Lord has shown me so much grace and love and has taught me so much about how to be humble, show love and grace.
Each day I strive to be the best mama and wife I can be and fulfill the calling the Lord has placed in my life. I have a passion to help other mamas in any way I can. I am still a work in progress and make mistakes like everyone else and am nowhere near perfect but I am learning to pick myself up, forgive myself and keep seeking the Lord in all I do.
We are finally settled in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado for the past few years where the Lord has allowed us to build a house and grow roots. He brought me the Help Club for Moms and the amazing community I get to be a part of.