Rye asked for pancakes for breakfast, quickly followed by a request to help. So he made the pancakes, nearly splattered egg all over the kitchen with his enthusiasm to break it open, and then stirred it really well with the whisk. It is wonderful to see how is manipulation of kitchen implements is becoming more skillful.
I may have been a tad too serious in trying to convey to Rye that he must, must not touch the white of the hob, the rings or the frying pan because it would get very hot and would hurt a lot if he touched it. He thought the seriousness was me telling him off, so I cheeried him up a bit and we began cooking;
Thankfully he hadn't burnt himself, there's no mark at all - and it was the first batch, so I guess the sides of the pan hadn't yet got very hot. Rye was very upset though, so I explained my reaction was because I was scared not angry with him; we had cuddles, and I swallowed my fear, and we had another go with making pancakes, this time showing him how he can hold onto the handle but NOT the pan.
This cooking business with a newly four year old is hair raising business. I shall continue though, afterall how is he to learn otherwise?
And here are some photos Rye took last night - he is fascinated with the camera and I often turn it on to find he's been snapping away :-)
|I obviously took this one; Rye playing with pine cones and making a forest|
|I'm encouraging him to hold the camera properly so he doesn't have his fingers over the lense or the flash|