My daughter loves to help in the kitchen! (as most kids do)
Does she make a big mess?...yes
Does the cooking process take longer?....yes
Do I love watching her grow and learn?...yes
She had particular fun this evening because I let her make tacos from beginning to end. She even fixed all our plates. Usually she just helps me with specific task but this time I just oversaw her as she fixed everything. She was really excited!
I have to laugh because I tell her that anytime she helps me in the kitchen she has to wear the hat that I got her for Christmas. Makes her feel important and puts a smile on her mothers face! Makes cooking more fun!
Sometimes, though, it's a bit awkward to watch her learn her knife skills. ha! She is left handed.
The next night I let her make a really easy apple desert.
"Peel an apple, cut it up, cook it in a pot. When you taste it you will find it's applesauce you've got."