Upon arriving home yesterday, my nose was greeted by a delightful smell. I see my lil miss sitting at the kitchen table. I then hear the timer go off and she gets up and removes another tray of chocolate chip cookies from the oven.
She informed me that she had prepared biscuits for dinner earlier in the day. Now, she was finishing up the batch of cookies she made that afternoon.
Ok, I admit it, my heart swelled a bit. My daughter may be a challenge when she has to read a book or complete a math assignment, but creating food from scratch is something she is beginning to excel at.
I am proud of her initiative for wanting to bake items for her family. She still helps prepare dinner and can make a few dishes completely on her own. She has already mastered a full course breakfast. There’s something about me eating egg-cups at work (that I made) and seeing a picture of her eggs, bacon, toast and hash browns that she prepared for herself.
I have no doubt, as a teenager, she will be able to help me even more by preparing dinner so I won’t have to. She’s turning into an amazing young adult. At the end of this year, I’ll officially have a teenager on my hands. I think we will both come through those “challenging” years relatively unscathed.