the adventures of baking with a 5 year old!
highlight of my night last night…baking with a 5 year old! my MIL nannies 3 little boys and one of them, jacob has been hanging out at the house while his older brothers are at camp and he totally melts my heart. we were talking about the s’more magic bars and he said “hey! i like s’mores!” which i interpreted as “hey! i want to spend an hour with you in the kitchen and say cute things while you take cute pictures of my super cute face” so that’s what happened.
if you still haven’t made the s’more magic bars, please stop what you are doing right now (i am sure your boss will understand) and please go to your nearest grocery store and buy a bunch of marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate stat. it also helps to have an enthusiastic friend to smash up all those graham crackers into a million little pieces so maybe find one of those too (probably one that you know). the football ring really comes in handy too!
after smashing up all the graham crackers (and adding butter and sugar) we spread it evenly along the bottom for the crust. jacob was veeeery good at pointing out every little spot that i missed or appeared uneven. i appreciated this because sometimes i’m a little OCD about things like this so it was right up my alley.
funny story: we had him go down the list and read the ingredients (um, can you say super smart 5 year old) and when he read “sugar”-he said we probably shouldn’t put the dog in the dessert. this picture occurred shortly after. sugar the dog is crazy (but we are kind of becoming BFFs).
here’s what i learned about 5 year olds-they apparently aren’t just allowed to eat dessert for dinner (like i most certainly did) so we had to pause for a grilled cheese break (along with eating every carrot and grape on the plate so you could eat the s’mores bars). i happened to capture the sweetest picture ever that basically made my womb stir slightly (thank goodness for my brain acknowledging i don’t actually want kids right now).
we continued on the baking path and here is what our hair looks like up close (you are welcome for showering right before because otherwise you would have seen 2 dreadlocks of hair and not the pretty kind).
jacob and i are also similar because we enjoy watching our creation come to life like mad, sugary scientists (yes we talked like crazy scientists for a good 7 minutes cracking ourselves up-including lots of muuuwahahas).
shortly thereafter he had to get ready for bed and when we said he had to go brush his teeth, he made the very valid point of “no thank you, i want to keep this taste in my mouth forever!!!” (see, i told you you need to make this dessert nooooow)! how do parents resist the adorableness of such statements?! good thing my MIL is strong and told him he still had to brush his teeth. ravery made me brush mine too.
wife lesson: kids are so adorable and i am excited to have one in 5-10 years 😉
1) do you have any children and if so, how many and how old were you when you had them?
2) what made you decide you wanted to have children (or not have children) and if you haven’t had any, do you think you will just suddenly have a feeling one way or another?
3) what did you have for dinner last night because i honestly ate s’mores magic bars.