Nelle’s in the kitchen!

I was outside with my camera and when I came inside, I was surprised! I found Nelle (5-year-old) in the kitchen with the bowl and handheld shredder! I asked Janis – what is going on!? And he answered that Nelle is making a salad! Her first salad ever! She never wanted to be in the kitchen. Well, maybe few times helping me mix cake ingredients together. But this time she was there on her own and by her will!

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What she did. She opened the fridge and took out cheese, carrots, and garlic. Washed the carrots, peeled carrots using carrot peeler (not knife). Cut the ends of the carrots and cut the big chunk of cheese. Then shred them on the handheld shredder. All I had to do when I walk in the kitchen was – add fresh garlic and mayonnaise.

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She mixed everything. I made this salad day before and she loved them cause I told her the truth, that fresh garlic keeps sneeze away. Know I know that there is the way how to feed kids fresh garlic.

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Since Nelle isn’t a big fan of helping in the kitchen I don’t know if making a salad on her own at the age of 5 is ok. Is it something that kids need to learn by a certain age? For example, peel the potato using a knife!? She doesn’t know how to do that! My mom remembers herself by age 4-5 peeling potatoes….

What is your opinion!?

Ilze

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