April 23, 2009
In my experience, one of the major challenges as a parent is getting kids dressed every day. From the time kids first start to assert their independence around the age of two, having choice in what they wear is super important for them. Control is a very big deal for children and next to food, clothing is paramount.
Kenya has gotten to the point where he not only insists on picking out what he wants to wear, but he also negotiates how he wants and when he's ready to be changed. I feel like I have to strategize every morning before I go in his room just so I have a plan of attack.
Keeping this in mind, when I got this adorable Beansoup apron, I wasn't even sure if Kenya would let me put it on him. Fortunately, both sets of his loving grandparents recently got him a mini play kitchen so he could cook just like mommy. All I had to say was "do you want to put on a apron and do some cooking" and his arms flew in the air for me to place it on him. He loved that he could put utensils in the pockets and get to work making a feast. I love it because now he wants to wear his apron every time he eats, and so he doesn't mess up his outfit before we head out for the day.
Beansoup makes 3 different styles: chef, cobbler and overall aprons, all in different fabrics for each cook's unique style. I can't even tell you how comfortable and sweet they look on future chefs. One step closer to culinary school!