One of the many ways that I express my creativity is in the kitchen. I love cooking, baking, throwing things together, and more than that-I love eating what I make after it’s all done! One person I really enjoy having fun with in the kitchen is my daughter.
Gia has been in the kitchen with me since she was just a little peanut. I would put her in the swing when she was fussy, sing to her and bake away till I was content. When she was big enough to eat solid food I was excited to make all her food from scratch and I was even more excited when we made the transition to table food.
Fast forward 14 years later and I find that she is even more adventurous than I am when it comes to experimenting with new recipes. She inspires me to do more and reminds me that it’s ok to try new things. Through our experimenting we have both come to the point where we can forgive ourselves if those new recipes don’t turn out perfect. (We are our own WORST critics.)
And when Gellibean DOES decide she’s ready to bake with us, Gia and I will be ready with music and measuring cups…ready to make memories and yummy treats we can eat together.