Emily and I watched a free kids knife skills class yesterday. She was trying to cut cheese to make herself a grilled cheese sandwich, so it seemed like the right moment. Today we made some play dough fruits and vegetables: apple, avocado, potato, carrot, and zucchini. She got to work cutting with her fingers soldier straight and the knife going through the tunnel. I love seeing her budding independence.
In many ways I feel like my role as a mother is becoming a little more clear now that she has skills to learn and interests to explore. I’m learning to observe and study them both and anticipate what I can do to aid or guide them next. It adds a little more excitement to our days.