Ninja Kneading


In an effort to give our 4 year old granddaughter individual attention, my husband and I have decided to do projects with her on Wednesday afternoons.   This week I decided we would bake communion bread.  She is a liberated lady and an active child so when I told her to punch down the dough she did it with gusto and appropriate martial arts sound affects!  The dough never stood a chance.

After we had whipped the bread into shape she really wanted to roll it out.  I frankly thought that was beyond her but she was determined, and by golly she had the strength and focus.

See, Nana, I can do it!

There are so many simple things that children love to do that we don’t realize they are able to do.  We only need to take a lot of time and let things develop slowly with minimal expectation of a particular result.  I know that is asking a lot in our fast paced lives, but the sense of accomplishment they get by doing something real is invaluable.

Just being there–a very important parenting technique.

About Linda Miller

I am a retired teacher, the mother of two daughters, and the grandmother of three children. I co-chair the Sunday school at LCH and am very proud of what we do in our program. In my spare time I teach knitting to children at two local schools.
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4 Responses to Ninja Kneading

  1. Hello there, I love your weblog. Is there some thing I can do to obtain updates like a subscription or some thing? I’m sorry I am not familiar with RSS?

    • Linda Miller says:

      Glad you like it. There is a box on the right hand side of the blog that you can use to subscribe. It has the option to have the blog delivered to your email.

  2. Alexa says:

    I love this one. Just being there is a good reminder for a busy life.

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