Cooking Camp for Kids

If you are even a little bit familiar with me, you know I don’t like to cook. I find it to be a very tedious, boring, thankless job that never ends. This is a problem because I do really like to eat, and I don’t particularly care for fast food and there’s only so much pizza one person can take (It’s true! I’ve reached that limit.). So what’s a girl to do? Send her child to cooking camp! Oh yes, I do believe this is one of my top ten best ideas ever. I’m not kidding. I think it’s such a good idea, in fact, that I’m trying to figure out a way to cajole the local cooking school into making it a year-round thing, not just one measly little week in summer.

As you know, Story was home most of the summer due to a broken arm. I had to pull her from her scheduled summer camps because she couldn’t do anything — well, nothing fun, like run, swim, jump, etc. She could still talk, and boy, did she talk! But I digress. Luckily she got her cast off just in time for one very special camp that we had both been holding our breath for: WonderLab Cooking Camp!

I highly recommend this to any mom out there who does not want to cook all the time. That’s all of you, right? Story came home each day with a treat she had made, and I began looking forward to pickup like I look forward to ice cream on a hot day. There was a different theme for each day. So, for instance, one day she learned about baking. Another, she learned how to make breakfast foods. Let me stop there. Ever since the breakfast foods day (during which, by the way, she learned to make crepes!), I have been treated to scrambled eggs every morning, with my choice of goodies such as onions and cheese to be mixed in. You guys, she serves me breakfast. Now, that’s the way to start a day off right!

Story loves it! And of course, I do too. It’s a win-win. Not to mention, I am nurturing her independence and teaching her a life skill, all from the comfort of my kitchen table as the sweet aromas of food I have not cooked wash over me and make me drool. Next summer, moms, contact your local cooking school and see if they offer any programs for kids. You’ll thank me.