Sunday, February 11, 2007

Muffin man

The other night, Bud announced that he wanted to make muffins. I told him that it was too close to bedtime to make real muffins, and that he'd have to make pretend muffins instead. He agreed, and dashed off to the kitchen, where I heard him rummaging through the cupboards and humming to himself, but I decided to give him some space and see what happened.

"Come see, Mama!" he called after a couple of minutes. I went to the kitchen, where I discovered that he had added all the necessary ingredients to a large mixing bowl:

Then he stirred:

Lined his muffin tins:

"Poured" the batter into the tins (he didn't explain, but I imagine this was prompted by observing that ingredients look different after they've been mixed together):

Put them in the (cold) oven and set the timer:

Then got the oven mitts to take them out when they were done:

Here is the finished product:

11 comments:

kristina said...

Scumptious----early Valentine's Day treat?

Janice said...

That's sweet :)

mumkeepingsane said...

What a great imagination. Lovely. :)

drama mama said...

I love the last frame; the little fingers gripping the counter. Those are proud fingers. What an imagination.

Lisa said...

Bud is the coolest! That's so great he went through all the steps and substituted items for batter. Congratulations, you must be a very proud mama.

Marilyn said...

But, but... it's never too late to make muffins!!! :)

Bud's a better imaginary baker than I was. I remember a strange first attempt that involved putting lots of not-very-delicious things like torn up bits of paper into a bowl and when stirring didn't do anything I added pieces of tape to make it all "stick together" like batter does. It didn't occur to me to switch over to any actual food-like items. Good for him!

for what it's worth said...

Now those are some fine looking muffins!
What a great job Bud did.

Sam I Am said...

He is my new Martha Stewart. I LOVE it!!!!!

Daisy said...

This is adorable! I like the apple muffin the best.

kyra said...

so adorable!

WarriorMom said...

I think Bud's imagination will serve him well.