Tuesday, September 29, 2015

#77/365 The unlikely team of Andrew and Jayden... It turns out that there is actually something that will pull my children together in a cooperative mode. It happens to be baking cookie bars. Usually, I bake cookie bars, or some other dessert, with one of the kids. But, today Jayden and Andrew asked if they could bake cookie bars together for Andrew's first period class tomorrow. It's his birthday tomorrow, and it was hard to say no. I was interested to see how this would play out. It was a little bit of a surprise, but the kids actually worked really well together. They decided right away that Andrew would be working with all the dry ingredients, and Jayden would be working with all the liquid. Once they had decided that, they had to decide what an egg would be classified. The conversation between the two of them was just hysterical! They had little pointers for each other on how to best complete their jobs. It was also cool to see how their different strategies for cooking unfolded. Andrew was very methodical. He even wanted a checklist that he could mark off the steps as they completed them. Jayden, on the other hand, referred back to all of her prior knowledge and experience with cooking. She rarely read from the recipe and was more likely to go from her memory. I know both of my children have their strengths in their own areas. It was refreshing to see them use their talents together. They actually came to work really well together for a common goal. The goal may have just been driven by the ability to lick the spoons at the end. So, @rowen2026 I don't know if I would recommend eating the cookie bars tomorrow. 😜 They were made completely by Jayden and Andrew, a team of a 13 and a 14-year-old. #children #love #treats


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