Can you imagine a 2 year old toddler making her own dishes? All this while when I cook, I will ask Chloe to participate. Teaching her different type of vegetables, letting her playing with dough while I made bread or cake, allowing her to dirty the kitchen while I am busy. This time, she made her own dishes, her own way at a barbeque party.
One of my friend invited us to her house for barbeque. She has a lovely twins who are 3 months younger than Chloe. Chloe sat with the twins on a small table while I helped to prepare pasta and salad. SC (my friend) try to break the ice between 3 of them by placing some food in the middle so that they can eat together.
Chloe was very shy at first so I walked over to see how she is doing:
Me: Chloe, do you want some pasta?
Me: What about bananas?
I put everything on her bowl hoping that she will not mess around the place.... 5 minutes later
Me: Chloe why aren't you eating at all?
Chloe: Mom, I am cooking.
Me: What is that?
Chloe: Soup. I put water in the pasta, bananas and vegetables. Pasta Soup! (stirring all the ingredient in the bowl). Ok, I can eat now (putting a spoonful of the 'pasta soup' in her mouth). mmm... yummy. Mommy, want to try some?