Making dinner every night has become more and more difficult as Lacey has gotten older. Recently, she has decided that she is a momma's girl and if she knows that I am around then she doesn't want anyone else. Sometimes I love that she is a momma's girl. I get the most kisses and hugs, and I get snuggles when nobody else does.
While I am making dinner she wants nothing to do with Scott. She will stand at my feet crying and tugging on my pants until I pick her up. Depending on what I am making it isn't always an option to hold her while I make dinner. Just a couple days ago I decided to pull up a chair and let her play with a mixing bowl and spoon on the counter while I was chopping up vegetables. When I had something she could help me stir or mix she would happily do whatever she could. She loved it. She was so happy to be helping me with dinner. Dinner prep is a little more messy now, but it is less frustrating than a crying toddler pulling on my leg.
I have been planning on building some kind of stool for her to stand on that will keep her enclosed so she can't fall off, but I haven't done it yet. Until then, I guess I just have to watch her carefully while she helps me prepare dinner.