Repost: Adoption Conversation Recipe: One Part Understanding, Two Parts Love

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Cooking is one of our favorite activities at my house; my wife, Leslie, and I have a passion for food and creativity that I hope we can instill in our son, Manu, as he grows. I’ve always enjoyed the imaginative aspect of transforming raw ingredients into a refined finished product. Since the time he was taking his first steps, Manu, who we adopted from India, has shown great interest in whatever is happening up on our kitchen countertops, and he has spent a lot of time on his tiptoes trying to catch a glimpse of the action. Now that he is a little older, he will push a chair from the kitchen table over to our island, climb up, and watch all of the activity. He asks a lot of questions and often plays the role of sous-chef as he assists with pouring, mixing, and offering suggestions as to how we could incorporate candy into whatever we happen to be making at the time. He really enjoys helping with rolling out dough, scrambling eggs, and measuring out ingredients. With a little assistance from his parents, he makes a mean sweet-potato gnocchi!

One day we had a little accident with some flour—a few cups worth spilled onto the kitchen floor. After our initial “uh-oh,” Manu and I began working at…..Click here for more.


About perpetualrenovator

Preservationist, lover of all things old, scrapbooker, mom and wife. Questions? Email me at: Awarren1802@gmail dot com
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