Originally Posted by chfriend
Okay, therapy time. What do you hate about it?
See below....that's part of it.
Originally Posted by 2shy2post
My personal testimony as to hating cooking (dishwashing, laundry, etc.) with my kids:
It has taken me a great deal of time to just relax and enjoy the process. Which, honestly, I have to FORCE myself to do. Ultimately, I don't really enjoy cooking withOUT the kids (really, for me it is a means to an end), so I'm sure that contributes to it as well...
I don't like the mess. It takes so long.
It's weird. I don't mind a mess from paint, playdough, paper, mud, etc but food mess from baking...ugh.
I bite the bullet and bake with my kids. I take deep breaths....slowly. I survive. I'm getting better....but I still don't like it!
We made bread today. From Laura Ingalls cookbook. Bread that takes all day and counter space. Bread that makes a mess...not the neat-no-mess-bread-machine bread. My kitchen is a mess, I'm tired, and I still have to cook dinner, and make a potluck dish for my meeting tomorrow...which starts at 7:30am and goes all day. My kids are happy and proud of their bread. I should post a pic....
No, my kids won't let me take the bread to the potluck tomorrow. I asked.