Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Significance of a Little Black Chair

This little chair has big meaning in our household. It has come to represent how I choose to be as hands-on a mom as I can be. Beginning when she was about 18 months old, Amelia asked to help me "make it," i.e., cook (see where the blog name came from?). And...I let her and have been letting her ever since. It began with practical reasoning; the black desk chair will show less dirt and mess than the white ones from the kitchen table. Now, after years of "making it" it's a part of the process, sometimes unspoken and sometimes not, "Time to make dinner! Yay! I'll go get the black chair!"

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