Chambre is so funny. For her four short years of life she has learned a lot of things - I mean - a lot - and most of them include technology. (For instance she DVR'd all the commercials of the toys she wanted for Christmas and then played them back for us!) The following encounter proves I am a little unaware of what all she watches....
Ms. Chambre enjoys cooking with me - mostly baking. Since it is pretty rare to see me baking (hey - I'm in Grad school!) she gets really excited when she sees measuring cups and mixing bowls come out of the cabinets!! Earlier in the week, we had one of those nights. As she pulled her chair up to the counter, I couldn't help but notice the excitement on her face. She climbed up and said "Mom, are we gonna cook muffins when we are on the food network?" "Sure." I replied, wondering how often I had ever seen the "food network" on our t.v.
I sort of blew off the food network comment, thinking it cute and I should tell someone but forgetting about it through the rushing around of today. However, this evening, Chambre decides we should make cupcakes. Not only that, she convinces her Dad to drive to the grocery store and pick up some eggs since we are out.... so what can I do but say "okay"?! So, here we are - night two of baking. When Chambre says "Mom, I think we should make cupcakes when we are on the food network". I can't help but laugh out loud!! Not because I am making fun of her, but because I think it is SO DARN CUTE that she thinks we are that good at baking!!
Anyway - I agree that cupcakes are totally fun. We made cute ones with peace signs, stars, hearts and monogrammed some with our initials. I don't know how good they tasted - but I know that the girls of the Clawson home had one fun night of cooking - even if we weren't on the food network..... YET!!