Making Daddy's Birthday Dinner - Speechless Sundays

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Making Daddy's Birthday Dinner - Speechless Sundays

Helping Daddy

 

My husband wanted to make his birthday dinner (yes, I offered), and when he started, our little one announced, "I want to help!"  And, help he did, rolling out the pizza dough, spreading on the sauce and sprinkling on the cheese.

Why wouldn't we encourage him to help when he's so enthusiastic.  Hopefully it will carry us through his teenage years.

 

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What an adorable, ambitious little chef you have there Christine. You husband must have been thrilled today!

Nov 14, 2011 01:24 AM #4
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Cathy Bureau
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Very cute, and probably will Christine. I have a son who expressed his desire to help around the same age. I put him in a children's basic cooking class.  Now he loves to step in and make dinner, he's 14 now.  He makes tacos, burgers, hamburger helper, cookies, mac and cheese, and a few other things. He's my sioux chef when I make bigger meal. It's nice to have another cook in the house. Thanks for sharing.

Nov 14, 2011 04:08 AM #5
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Hey, I think it is wonderful that you encourage him to help with the cooking.  My own kids started when they were about 2.  They had to, or they would have starved to death.  The step stool in the kitchen, was such a handly thing:-)  Interestingly enough, when they were grown, I became interested in cooking. . .Otherwise, I would have starved to death.  In life, we improvise, adapt and overcome. . .OR we die!

Nov 14, 2011 07:46 PM #6
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Michelle Gibson
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Christine - Happy birthday to your husband! My boys love making homemade pizza.

Nov 14, 2011 10:55 PM #7
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Lottie - We had to take pictures because we were all enjoying it so much.

Diane - I passed the good wishes along.

Ralph - Maybe it's the cheese?

Tom - He really was.  They had a lot of fun.

Cathy - A basic cooking class sounds like an interesting idea.  I think he may need another year or too though.

Myrl - I had to cook too as a youngster.  I learned a lot as Mom was busy running the business frequently.

Nov 14, 2011 10:57 PM #8
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Michelle - Thanks, I'll let him know.  Funny thing, my boys do too ; )

Nov 14, 2011 11:06 PM #9
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What a good little helper!!!  I may need to get one...or two :)

Nov 15, 2011 12:39 PM #10
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This is a beautiful photo! What a great family event to capture forever!

Nov 15, 2011 02:52 PM #11
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Our little one loves to be the big helper as often as she can as well. You can't say no when they want to help!

 

 
Nov 15, 2011 04:01 PM #12
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What a great photo and what a great birthday memory for your husband.

Gretchen

Nov 15, 2011 07:18 PM #13
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Kerrie - I think 2 would be good ; )

Barbara-Jo - Thank you.  We all really had fun with it.

Todd - It seems like a smart idea to help them learn that helping is fun and exciting.

Gretchen - I think it will be a great one.

Nov 16, 2011 01:36 AM #14
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Christine - the younger they are when you teach or encourage the better the odds are they will carry it through their entire lives not just their teens

Nov 17, 2011 05:58 PM #15
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I think you should have titled this one the shirtless chef.  How cute.  Bet the pizza was great.

Nov 17, 2011 08:38 PM #16
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This gorgeous kid is learning to make dough at a very early age. Happy Birthday Daddy.

This is priceless!

Margaret

Nov 17, 2011 10:17 PM #17
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Kathy - I agree and that's what we're working on.

Chris Ann - That would have worked as a title.

Nov 18, 2011 01:43 AM #18
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So adorable, Christine - and I'm definitely sure that willing spirit will still be there when he transitions into the terrible terrifying terrific teens!

Nov 18, 2011 01:58 AM #19
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That's awesome :).  I love when my kids help me with Dad chores or cooking!

Nov 18, 2011 11:39 AM #20
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HI Chrstine - that is awesome he helps out, and hope he continues with you to help out! Even when he becomes a teen.

Nov 18, 2011 12:00 PM #21
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Young Chef Academy can be found nation-wide and starts as young as 6 I think. Have a suoer weekend and bring your son into the prep area on Turkey day! They can do alot.

Nov 19, 2011 07:37 AM #22
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Margaret - He so frequently makes us smile.

Karen - I hope they are the terrific teens.  We figure if we do work now, it should show up in dividends later.

Stefan - They have so much fun with it, so why not?

Sharon -  That's exactly what we are hoping for.  I'll let you know in a few years ; )

Cathy - Thank you.  I'll look into it.  And, I'll remember to have him in the kitchen next week.

Nov 19, 2011 10:55 PM #23
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