I have so enjoyed watching my little girl grow and blossom into this responsible, warm young lady!
She isn't all that jazzed about cleaning her room.....but she loves to bake!
I think maybe she may have inherited some of my gene pool on these particular items.
She loves....LOVES...making chocolate chip cookies and the wonderful thing is...she is really awesome at it! She has even showed some of her friends how to make them when they come over!
She has been making our cookies since about the 4th grade. It started with me showing her how a number of times, letting her do it with my supervision, while I handled the stove, to ...the last year doing it completely on her own!
It took a little patience to begin with but the results are great!
She made cookies for lunches this week!
Here she is sharing one of her beauties with her little Brother.
Family systems are so important! I believe it not only helps us as parents out but it makes the kids feel like part of this unit!
Another thing we started doing on a more regular basis this winter is having what I call
a "one hour clean". On Saturday's I set my timer for one hour, we then try to get as much work as possible done in that hour and then they are free to play the rest of the day!
I can not believe all that gets done in that hour! It is amazing!
I have more time to relax with them the rest of the day without guilt riding on my shoulders for all that needs to get done. And we have a clean house and folded laundry!
Do you have ideas to share how you have included your kids in responsibilities around the house? Love to hear them!