Pretend cooking has been a past time for my daughter since she was in diapers. Oh yeah, she’s still in diapers… only when she sleeps… it saves us from having to wash the sheets daily. Her latest is baking pies on a metallic coaster. They’re invisible, but quite tasty. She usually lets me choose the flavor. I chose the apple one today even though the car one sounded good, too. The boy joined in on the fake eating and the smile on his face told me I chose wisely.
Whatever she’s “making” has to go through the preparing process. For the longest time I couldn’t understand why everything needed green mints. It just didn’t sound right, especially since her favorite color is blue. I went along with it because who knows why kids do what they do until I had an “epiphany”; green mints was ingredients.
“Everything needs ingredients.”
I just didn’t understand what she was saying. This is surprising because in my biased opinion she usually speaks very clearly. I’m glad I figured this out because the pretend pies, sandwiches and coffee taste much better now without the green mints and they probably have less calories.