There is a surprising amount of great things preschoolers
can do to actually help in the kitchen . . . .
When you made the de- cision to homeschool your preschooler, did you fully realize at
the time that you would be preparing
three meals a day, every day, for your
family? While I am thankful I haven’t
had to do much sack lunch packing in
my years as a mom, three meals plus
snacks and what my teenage sons call
“fourth meal” (thanks, Taco Bell) can
sometimes get to me.
Even if you’re a parent who loves to
cook, as I do, providing food for little
mouths that expect it every few hours
can sometimes make me feel like I am
jumping on and off of a moving train.
And on and off. And on and off. I will
often joke: “What? You want me to feed
Breakfast is my least favorite meal to
prepare because, let’s face it: I’m tired!
My nights run late because I need to
take advantage of the few precious hours
when all the minors in my household
are sleeping and I can get some things
done without interruption. Lunch takes
a close second because my creativity
has waned, and dinner had better be
planned in advance or it’s just not going
to happen. You too?
Can Do in the
any little shells)
(let them use a pastry cutter)
cereal every morning! Or toast with pea-
nut butter. Or whatever works for you.