as part of my new chore system
the kids have to help fix dinner once a week.
i thought they'd be mad.
i was surprised.
it's their new favorite part of dinner
when it's their night.
scott chose chicken pot pie...
we made up the recipe.
it tasted okay but scott loved it.
we made one with peas and carrots
and one without.
i made this big chart of dinner time chores
to make sure they all helped and things got done.
and it turned out to be a treat for them.
i have always kicked them out of the kitchen when i am cooking.
it just overwhelms me...
but that was when that they were all "helping"
(and fighting, talking, sword fighting, singing, spilling, whining..)
now it's one on one each night.
picking the meal, making it, and having time with mom.