Entertaining the kids during the Christmas Holibobs can seem quite daunting. The excitement leading up to the big day, the unwrapping of gifts, then the lead up the day when they go back to school. Well this Christmas I found myself searching out interesting things to cook with the kids.
I remember a friend and fellow photographer (David Goodier) who had been tasked to do a photographic essay, he used the opportunity of cooking and it inspired me to capture the fun my daughter had making Christmas Scones.
Take a small step (so she can reach), a recipe from the internet, a little imagination, some ingredients and lots of excitement, it doesn't take very much really to entertain my kids.
Robyn loves cooking with mummy, it was sometimes hard to remember to take the photos, but I'm so glad I did.
I think Robyn prefers measuring out the ingredients to sieving the flour, it's a wonder there was any left in the bowl. But adding the Christmas spices is easy and they smell good too.
The recipe called for the zest of an orange, for some reason that was fair game for my kids to eat the orange afterwards, I didn't get a look in, however….
….daddy sneaked in and pinched a little.
Making breadcrumbs was interesting, and messy. Rolling out the mixture was fun too. and the cutters at the ready.
Now, for some reason things got busy with cutting and then putting in the oven, and, believe it or not, I totally forgot I was taking photos, so you have to take my word for it that these things happened. and the proof - as they say - is in the eating.
I can tell you that they tasted great and went down well with jam and champagne clotted cream (for the adults) - Robyn just had jam!
Was it fun? Yes. Was it hard work? Yes, Was it worth it? Well, look at the smile on my little girls face.
The next time you make something with your kids, take photos. The getting ready, the making and the end results all help with the story, but the best part of the narrative is you making memories for them.
If this inspires you then why not share your photo stories with me on my Facebook Page, I can't wait to see if people do this and what they take photos of x