When I first became a mom, I was so overwhelmed. We adopted 4 children over the course of about 2.5 years. I instantly became a mom to kids that could walk, talk, speak, and even cook. But, I was so busy being overwhelmed, that I often shooed them out of the kitchen so I could quickly get dinner prepared.
Then one day it dawned on me that I was doing a disservice to my kids if I didn't include them in our meal preparation. So instead of asking them to leave the kitchen, I invited them in and we started making memories.