Yup, the kids launched in and literally got their hands dirty - with much pleasure. Now this is what being a kid is all about, huh... outdoor fun, getting dirty, being creative, imaginative play. Perfect!
The play-kitchen at home is without a doubt the most used toy by my two kids - they play with it numerous times a day... but adding dirt, water, leaves and flowers for 'real cooking'? Wow. Suffice to say Lily was in shock and awe at such an opportunity. 'I love this, Mum' she said immediately in an earnest voice of quiet amazement, adding wistfully 'I wish we had one'.
Well, maybe one day - but for now, when we wanna get messy, we know where to go!
|Assessing all the fun things to play/cook with...|
|Lily was in Serious Play mode. Stirring, mixing and adding ingredients with |
|Captains of Industry!|
|Excuse the exposure from Lily, but love this shot of Eli adding 'duck' to his dish!|
|Finn and Lily quietly whipping up a delicious meal!|
|Yup, dirty and happy - good outcome!|