Dinner – Ready and Served

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Last week we were on holiday in France with Esther and her family. It was such fun seeing the children interact, getting to know each other again and to see how they have all changed in what feels like a blink of an eye (it is also so nice to hang out with a great friend and have time to talk about anything and everything for hours ;)).


For one night on our trip the kids were responsible for dinner, from deciding on the menu, to buying the groceries to cooking the whole meal. Apparently this was the best activity ever — there were secret meetings in which they decided what to make, shopping lists had to be put together and recipes had to be followed.


And it all went off without a hitch! All kids still have all their 10 digits, nobody burnt themselves and we ended up with a genuinely good meal and some very proud children. Kids feel responsible, parents get time off to sip a glass of wine while watching the sun set — everyone is a winner.


PS Apologies for the bad quality photos, we were just quickly snapping on our phones.


Comments (9)

August 5, 2015

What a brilliant idea . Love this ! Love this blog. Only parenting one I follow!

August 5, 2015

I agree 😉
this is the only blog i follow! Perfect.

August 5, 2015

I really, really love this.

August 5, 2015

I love this! What was on the menu? x

August 17, 2015

We had cucumber salad, pasta with cream and estragon, a caprese salad and for dessert a vanilla pudding with peaches. 😉

August 5, 2015

Love, love, love this!!

August 6, 2015

What a sweet idea. I’m curious – what was on the menu?Please share with us.

August 6, 2015

Lovely! What language do the kids speak when they are together?

August 17, 2015

They speak English. Esther has done a tremendous job of bringing up her kids with English as a second language even though they do not speak it at home.

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