Tonight after dinner I wanted to make a pineapple upside down cake. I put the butter in the pan to melt in the oven. I then started to crack the eggs, etc. I realized Liam was in the living room misbehaving for his dad. So I called him in to help me make a cake.
He ran right to me all excited to do something fun!
First, he stirred the cake batter and did pretty well. He kept the whisk in the bowl and batter didn't fly. Yay!
I took the pan out of the oven with the melted butter. I told Liam that the blue glass was HOT. Do not touch the blue.
I showed him how to place the pineapple in the pan. The first one he tried made some butter fly, but I showed him how to do it with no splashing. He placed all of the slices so perfectly! I was so proud of him for that and NOT touching the blue pan in the process.
I opened the Marciano cherries. I showed him how to take off the stem and place the cherry in the middle of the pineapple. He then took the stems out of each cherry and placed them as I had directed! Wow! I didn't even flinch when he would squeeze each cherry and get the red juice dripping down. A mess I could worry about later so he could focus.
I got out the brown sugar. I would give him about a tablespoon at a time to dump on each piece of fruit. He'd notice that he was missing the target each time, so he took it upon himself to spread the sugar around with his fingers. It was so precious how focused he was on his job.
Next he helped me pour the batter (and that is when Ian came in with the camera). When we got it all done, he licked the whisk and loved it!
I thanked him for helping me make a cake. He excitedly skipped around saying, "Hep make cake! Hep Mommy Cake!"