Breakfast, lunch, and dinner plus snacks, bottles, and oh yes, cleanup — it all adds up to quite a bit of time spent within the walls of my kitchen each day. My almost three-year-old daughter is my big helper and adores being involved in whatever I am doing, but my 11-month-old boy is another story. Not content to sit still, he prefers to be active at all times, which can make it challenging to keep him safe and engaged while simultaneously making dinner or tackling some other task.
My answer to this dilemma? A drawer full of treasures all his own.