Reason #37 Why Having a Preschooler Rocks

Need to bake a cake for a special occasion?  Cookies for your husband’s office?  Have your preschooler help.  If your treats come out inedible/disgusting, simply say, “Our little one just loves to bake.  Isn’t she cute?”

Katie and I baked a cake today for my uncle’s birthday and I am a hit or miss baker at best.  But, with Katie’s help, I had a built-in disclaimer and  I couldn’t lose.   She’s pretty handy like that.


  1. Kris

    This works for more than just baking. I cannot tell you how many times I have screwed up cooking, crafts, projects, assignments, repairs, and chores . . . and as long as I have allowed the girls to assist me with said screw-ups, I am golden.

  2. Nichole

    What the hell am I going to do when they grow up? How old do you have to be to blame senility?

  3. jaseza

    You know what? I'm a bit ashamed to admit this because it shows that I am not using my mothering skills to their fullest potential, but I have never thought of this. I usually just, red-faced, with despair, say it's me…sigh…what on earth was I thinking. This is my new excuse…THANK YOU for posting. :)

  4. KLZ

    Awesome. I was wondering what I was going to do when this whole "new mom" excuse petered out.

  5. Nichole

    Stay tuned–I'm the queen of making excuses!

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