The Perception vs The Reality of Cooking With Kids

The Perception vs The Reality of Cooking With Kids

I like my blog and social media to be a fairly accurate portrayal of my family life. There are so many pressures to make life look perfect and glossy, but I mainly ignore those pressures. It is tough enough being a mother these days. I don't want to add to anyone's feelings of inadequacy. In fact, none of us should feel inadequate if we're just doing our best. But that being said, I will sometimes share the better photos and not share the utter mess of my life, so I thought I would give you a fuller picture of cooking with children.

This morning, the boy helped me make blueberry pancakes. Dubz loves helping me in the kitchen and is full of enthusiasm, if a little short on skill. He is obsessed with adding the ingredients, mixing them up and even helping at the stove. This of course makes life a bit more stressful than if I was just doing it on my own. But I am sure it is quite beneficial in the long-run so we just get on with it. The pancakes weren't difficult to make and tasted delicious (if you would like the recipe, you can find it and other family recipes on the Wren Kitchens' free Little Kitchen Big Ideas e-cookbook).

Anyway, here are some photos to illustrate the reality versus the perception of blogging photos. Also, the reason that my daughter is not in the photos is that she was being stroppy and just wanted to read in her room and be by herself. Reality indeed!

Reality - Oops!

The Perception vs The Reality of Cooking With Kids

Perception - Picture perfect.

The Perception vs The Reality of Cooking With Kids

Reality - Um, what happened to that pancake?

The Perception vs The Reality of Cooking With Kids

Perception - Spatula skills.

The Perception vs The Reality of Cooking With Kids

Reality - Will have to clean up the kitchen later.

The Perception vs The Reality of Cooking With Kids

Perception - Pancakes are ready!

The Perception vs The Reality of Cooking With Kids

 

 

We were sent a box of kitchen goodies from WREN KITCHENS to help us do some family cooking. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

 

 

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13 thoughts on “The Perception vs The Reality of Cooking With Kids

  1. hehehe! It's great to see real life...I know when my girls and I cook we make such a mess...lol It looks like you had a great time. The pancakes look fab and it looks like you have one happy boy x

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  6. Haha, love the perception/reality angle, it's refreshing to see the real life side of these cookery blogs as my kitchen is always exactly the same when it comes to cooking with the kids!
    (Not to mention one child stomping off in a huff. That usually happens at one point or another as well lol.)
    End result looks fab though and looks like fun was had!

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