Tiny Chefs

December 27, 2011

This Christmas we gave our children a gift that they will be thankful for for years to come. And hopefully they’re future spouses and children will also be thankful for. We gave them the gift of being in the kitchen.

We grabbed an inexpensive scrapbook from Michael’s and placed within it recipes we had recently downloaded from The Fresh 20.

With room left for a photo of their finished masterpiece.

I knew our girls would love this, I just didn’t realize how much. They are climbing over each other to get into the kitchen and learn to cook and serve their family. It is just so beautiful! Our oldest made crepes all by herself the other night and learned the lesson of “the first pancake”. Thankfully we talked her through how the first one is always messy but the rest will be great. And sure enough she got ahold of knowing when the crepe was ready to flip.

This season is so much fun. Watching them turn into these little homemakers. And joyfully. They are anxious to cook, to sew, to create, to serve, etc. I pray this is something we, as parents, take the time to stop and teach our little ones. That we encourage them to serve others. That being a mother is something beautiful and not a burden. How can you encourage the next generation today?

Older women …are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.
(Titus 2:3-5 ESV)



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