‘Why do you think they might be worried?’
‘I think they are worried because we are going to eat them.’
Jack has a sweet little wooden puzzle. With each piece you can dress a little teddy bear as well as change his facial expressions. One piece has the bear with a squiggly line for a mouth. Jack decided this was his worried face.
Over the last few months Sarah (21 mths) has been helping out more and more around the house. She really enjoys making her breakfast in the mornings as well as helping chop fruit for morning tea. ‘I do it. I do it!’ she says, eagerly getting out everything she needs and popping it up on the bench.
On this day Sarah had been helping me prepare morning tea with her little crinkle cutter. Who ever said children have short attention spans has obviously never seen a child learning to chop.
After considerable patience and effort we had a beautifully-imperfect morning tea as well as one happy and very proud little toddler.
The poor cheese though, with its crinkly squiggly faces, its worried faces, piled up on our plates ready to be eaten…..and mmmm it was delicious.
*I bought Sarah’s little cutter locally. It is the same as Otis’ cutter. Otis is the same age as Sarah. His mum, Kylie, is a very good friend of mine. She has a beautifully inspiring Montessori blog. Pop on over and say hi.