Yesterday was a baking day. I’m not a fan of messy play. I HATE getting the paints out – my house is messy enough without cheeky handprints everywhere or the dog being given green streaks. But I love to bake. I stopped doing it when the boys were small because I was too busy, but now that they’re old enough to get involved I like to make things with them.
When I’m in the middle of baking with them I always wonder why I put myself through it. If you’ve ever tried to bake with more than one preschooler ‘helping’, you’ll know exactly what I mean. Yet I still do it, and each time I let them attempt to break an egg/hold the whisk/ help me measure the flour. Each time we all end up covered.
After we’d baked a giant Victoria sponge and a couple of trays of chocolate brownies, I let them sit with the bowl to lick while I washed up. When I turned around two minutes later this is the view that greeted me. I love that even Ted the labradoodle is getting in on the act.
I couldn’t resist including this second picture snapped of T1, caught red handed with that cheeky grin.
I used to love licking the bowl out when i was a kid…ok i still do!
Haha me too but I don’t get a look in anymore – the pair of them lick it clean between them! x
Mummy Hearts You says
I am a big fan of baking, and I love to bake with Moo. She loves to lick the bowl out!
I love that 2nd picture! so sweet, yet so cheeky x
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Thanks for stopping by. That second picture completely sums him up – he’s so sneaky and cheeky all the time! How can you ever get angry when he smiles at you like that?! xx
Jane Blackmore says
Messy play is evil – although your two make it look cute!
Messy play is evil but chocolate doesn’t count because they can lick it all off themselves! x
Katie @mummydaddyme says
Licking the bowl is a TOTAL ordinary childhood moment but an AMAZING one. I loved doing it as a kid. In fact I still do. And I am with you on the whole messy play thing, I should do more, in fact I have a post coming up saying something similar in the week. I just can’t stand the mess. x
Messy play is what pre-school is for! Kitchen mess is much easier to clean up than glitter, mostly because they can lick it all up! Plus there is a cake at the end of it which is always a bonus. x
Mmmmm! I need to go home and bake now!
Dawn Frazier says
I enjoy baking with my girls and sometimes my son joins in too. I’m a bit like you in that I don’t like getting paints out either! My girls love it when the recipe for a cake needs two eggs. They get to crack one each!