My son Max (16 months) loves to cook with me and is constantly in my pots and pans. I also have a 3-month-old, so to give Max a little one-on-one attention, I make special things just with him. Our specialty is oatmeal chocolate chip cookies —Dad's favorite! Before we begin, I set up our recipes with each ingredient in separate cups so he can pour the cups into the bowl. Max also has his own apron and hat, but he always wants me to wear the hat instead. He loves it, and it's a great excuse to make cookies!
— Maria of Glen Ellyn, Illinois