Shortly after Hannah turned 4 she woke up one morning and said, ‘Mommy, I want to make you breakfast!’ I was all over that so let her go to it while I got ready upstairs. It was cute as she ran upstairs once to ask if she could open the cupboards and a second time to ask if she could open the fridge. (I like to be aware of what she’s eating and drinking so she asks me before helping herself to food. It works well for us and saves her snacking so much she doesn’t want to eat meals.)
So, as I got ready for work I heard my little chef making her way around our kitchen. She’s a confident climber and I knew that this meal would involve climbing on counters to reach bowls and glasses. I used to stress about these activities until she was old enough to realized the dangers and climb safely. Now I don’t even flinch – except on the rare occasion when she jumps from the counter to the floor. Oy!
On this day when I went downstairs I was greeted by my proud girlie who had created her own concoction of a cereal trio using Life Cereal, Sugar Crisp and Fruit Loops. She also made a drink combo of prune juice and orange juice with a bit of extra water. I’m not a huge fan of prune juice but drank it since it was made with love. My poor sweetie struggles with keeping things ‘regular’ so I’m always aware of the fibre in her diet and increasing it wherever I can. Thankfully she is an awesome eater so things like prune juice (aka syrup juice to Hannah), Raisin Bran, lots of fresh fruit and dried apricots are part of her daily routine.
I love that Hannah enjoys cooking like she does and what a treat it is when it includes breakfast for Mommy. So far this has happened on pretty much a weekly basis this past month and I think that’s a wonderful treat for both of us!
Thank you chef Hannah!