All for one and one for all
My brother and my friend
What fun we have
The time we share
Brothers ’til the end.
My children all have different personalities but one of the interests they all share is wanting to be in the kitchen with me. Whether they are helping me cook dinner or bake a treat, my mini chefs are at home in the kitchen and that makes me happy.
On days when my two older children have activities after school, my four year old and seven year old do an activity together. It’s a chance for them to have brother bonding time of their own.
The Art Farm in the City has cooking classes for children age 2-8 that are a combination of fun and learning. I took my two youngest children over there the other day to their Farm Foodies Cooking Class to make orange challah bread. Since they both love challah they were excited about the class.
The class series itself is pretty wonderful. Not only do they get a chance to learn about the basics of cooking and importance of fresh ingredients from Chef Sylvie but they get hands on experience peeling, cutting and grating fresh fruits and vegetables for the seasonal recipes.
Watching my seven year old help his younger brother mix the ingredients in his bowl made me smile. I loved seeing how helpful they were with each other and how much they enjoyed smelling the ingredients. These are moments they will remember when they grow up. And they are moments I choose to remember now when one is whining about the other one.
An added bonus to taking the cooking class at The Art Farm in the City was that after everything was mixed and put on the baking sheet, they went downstairs to play with the animals. My children have all played with the animals at The Art Farm before but any chance to visit them is always something they have interest in.