This is really less a post about how to make a sugar cookie, cut it our with a heart-shaped cookie cutter, and frost it, and more about how I get all my kids in on the kitchen action. I like to find age appropriate kitchen jobs for each kid.
So, the "big" ones (3 and 5) usually just sit on the counters. The baby, now 15 months old, is SO not to be trusted to stay on a counter without falling off, so she gets a special spot. A Learning Tower.
The Little Partners Learning Tower comes in a variety of colors now (mine is 4 years old and still going strong) so you can get it in red, or green, or something to match your kitchen. It's a total space-eating monster, and those little feet at the bottom that stick out to prevent it from tipping always catch my toes, but I could not do anything in the kitchen without it. All those rails on the sides keep toddlers inside, and bring them up to the right height for helping. Standing on a stool just doesn't cut it if you are under 3 in my experience.
Cookie "decorating" with messy sprinkles? In a learning tower.
(Oh, see how I contain most of the sprinkles here)
Making breakfast? Baby in the learning tower.
Need to empty the dishwasher without any "help"? Pop em in the tower.
Crying all day over spilled milk? Off with their heads.
OK, not that, just got carried away with all the tower imagery. Maybe I should stop reading all those romance novels:)
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