What? You've never heard of the 'Naked Chef '?
I always loved cooking with my parents - as a little girl it was making simple things like pattie cakes with my mum, but as I got older I loved being in the kitchen with my dad - so now I'm really glad that Flynn enjoys being in the kitchen with me. He's only 3 years old, so he can only help with the simple things like stirring or pouring ingredients into the bowl, but for now that's enough.
He drags a chair to the kitchen bench, and stands up on it so he's the same height as me; we talk about what we're making and how we're going to do it; he asks questions about the ingredients ( what's that Mum? Where does it come from ? Can I have some? ) and I do my best to explain; I let him smell, and touch, and taste. He got a bit carried away the other day and decided he would smell the cinnamon by himself, which ended up with the lid being yanked off and half a bottle of cinnamon spilled all over my kitchen floor like very fine, very sweet smelling dirt.... But that was all part of our cooking adventure.
We made French toast for breakfast on Sunday morning - and my proudest moment was when he asked ' Dad - how was your toast? Did I make it nice? '. I hope his love for cooking doesn't dwindle anytime soon, and I can't wait til Tully is big enough to start joining us in the kitchen....
You can find this linked up again with IBOT over at EssentiallyJess !