It was always an idea in my head to do certain activities with my child like baking. It was about doing things together while they are growing and learning. I've quickly learnt it's also about being prepared, being okay with the mess and not worrying about things turning out perfectly! It's all about the process and not the outcome! Also I usually end up dragging hubby into the mix to help us out! We had our first baking experience just before Christmas when as part of getting into the Christmas spirit we decided to bake some ginger bread cookies. Never mind that I belatedly found out we did not have any ginger!
I was so pleased with his enthusiasm of getting involved and his obvious enjoyment of adding and mixing all the ingredients together. Of course the best bits is usually at the end when you get to lick the bowl and spoon and it's even better when you are making something chocolatey!
So with three overripe banana's and a wet and rainy Sunday we were ready to make a banana bread. I'm a lot better at making sure all the ingredients are ready to just pour into the bowl. I'm a dab hand at salvaging for broken egg shells. The wee man was excited from the bowls were put out on the table. He's a dab hand now at stirring and licking the bowl. He kept saying no mummy because he wants to do it all himself.
With pecan nuts in the cupboard who knows what we will be baking next?!