Friday, February 3, 2012

How to Cook with a One Year Old

The big kids and I enjoy cooking and baking together but we always have the problem that the youngest “helper” is of no help at all. So today, while we were making pancakes for breakfast, I had a brilliant idea. Simply brilliant. Here is how you keep the one year old occupied, happy, and even let him think he is participating.

Step 1: Give him a spoon and a bowl with a little sugar in it. Stir.

Step 2: Eat

Step 3: Let him enjoy the sugar high while you finish cooking!

My Mom is awesome!!


  1. Hah! What a great post. My younger one (20 months) always ends up eating handfuls of flour while my older one (3.5)"helpfully"smashes eggs onto the counter. I like the idea of cooking with my kids, and I really like introducing them to cooking and making it fun, but MAN it isn't easy sometimes!

    1. So true! With my 4, 3, and 1 year old "helpers" it's a miracle that I even end up with an edible finished product. Plus, it takes more time to clean up the mess than it would take to do the entire process by myself! :)


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