Recently, my boys’ father shared with me that he’d woken up one Saturday morning to sounds coming from the kitchen.
He got up to investigate because usually the boys will just play a video game or wake us parents when they get up.
Not this time. He found our younger son in the kitchen, preparing “breakfast” for the family. He knows better than to try to use the stove without adult supervision, so he was improvising with things he found in the fridge and pantry.
Spread out on the kitchen counter was his creation – Salad Sandwiches. Ingredients: Bread, lettuce and tomato.
He was so excited about making breakfast for the family that they went with it, modifying his creation only slightly to add bacon and make BLTs.
It got me thinking: I should give the boys a little more freedom in my own kitchen. They usually get to each choose one meal per week, but I execute it. Maybe I should just let them have at it and let their imaginations run wild. They’d probably actually eat what they made, too.