On Sunday Little Bean and I managed to sneak off for a couple of hours by ourselves for some girly time. We believe it’s important to spend some one-on-one time with the children so that they aren’t always treated as a group. They are each individuals in their own right and so spending time on their own let’s them really be themselves, let’s them not have to fight for attention or to get a word in. I LOVE the times that I get to spend alone with each of them.
As we were in the car on the way to Peterborough for a girly shopping spree, we were chatting away about the cake that we would bake when we returned home. Little Bean said that after we had made the cake we could maybe make some Jelly Boats. I asked her what a ‘Jelly Boat’ was as it was something I hadn’t heard of and so began my Lessons with Little Bean #1
“Ok Mummy, you need to take an orange and chop it in half. Scoop out the middle of the orange (you can keep some of the juice if you want to) but be careful not to squash the orange peel because you need it to stay nice and smooth. Next you need to mix up some gelatine, which is made from plastic (yes she said that) and you can add some of the orange juice if you want to make an orange jelly. Or you can add blackcurrants, strawberries, banana or whatever other juice you like to make your jelly taste nice. Pop it into the fridge to freeze (she said that too) and when it’s all frozen take it out and chop it in half then remove the orange peel. Make a sail out of paper and stick a sausage stick (cocktail stick) through the sail, stick it into the jelly and you have a Jelly Boat!”
Little Bean is growing up so fast and is like a sponge at school. She loves learning and wants to share her learning with me. Apparently she had learned about Jelly Boats watching one of her favourite programmes, Annabel’s Kitchen. For all of her eating issues, Little Bean, LOVES cookery programmes and cooking in general so it wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest if she became a chef one day.
In the meantime, keep checking back to find out what the next Lesson with Little Bean might be?!