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sous chef and dishwasher

The minutes leading up to dinnertime can be a stressful hour for families and ours is no different. While my 7 year-old can easily preoccupy himself and my 1 year-old is strapped into his highchair, my 3 year-old is the one who most often makes me want to dunk my head in boiling water. At his age, he can't sit still for more than three seconds, demands answers to his bizillion questions during the most inopportune times, follows me around like a puppy, and wants to "help" in every possible way.

So I put him in charge of the dinner-prep work.

And because I like to clean as I cook, I surrender my duties of washing the prep dishes to him, his favorite "job" of late.

It's hard but I resist the urge to, well, you know, fix it.


October 12, 2010's sous chef and secretary.


sous chef and secretary

Now that he's older and more capable, it has dawned on me the many ways my kid can be useful around the house and in the office.

Sous chef and secretary are just the start.