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Eden, age 4, slicing vegetables. Look at that determined (and chocolatey) little face.My youngest, Eden, was eager to follow in her siblings' footsteps. She parked herself at our little island and loved to help. She was so much younger than the other two, but she wanted to do whatever they did, including cracking eggs. This made me nervous, until I remembered that her eagerness was a good thing and that the only way to learn to crack an egg is to try it. She obliterated a few, but it wasn't long before she was cracking them like a pro. By the time she was 4, she had her own little paring knife and cutting board. Once when we were making quesadillas together, she happily diced green peppers while I cut chicken, sliced peppers and onions, and then cooked it all up. We talked while we worked, and she would reach over to grab additional peppers as needed. It was such a natural gesture. She didn't ask for more; she just helped herself as anyone would who was helping me cook dinner. I told her how much I loved cooking with her — and it was true, not just motherly enthusiasm. Her quiet industry and graceful confidence brought joy to what could have been a mundane task.

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October 18, 2013
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