I love to cook but I'm horrible at baking. Just the same, it's something special to do. Baking with my child has become one of my favorite things.
And she loves it too.
The messes? They bother me a little but then I think of the extraordinary gift of making something tangible together and the lifelong skills she's learning.
She helped me make pumpkin bread and she felt the need to stir with both hands. At once.