Our house is small. Mostly, this doesn't bother me, actually, in many ways, it is a blessing. However, because of our limited square footage, I am in a constant state of getting rid of stuff. Perhaps it's just because I spend a lot of time in there, but our kitchen feels particularly teeny, especially when Elijah can't let go of my leg.
All of this is to say that most of the time, I am only interested in kitchen gadgets that can serve many purposes. You know, like knives. I just don't have the drawers space otherwise. So, when my mom got Elijah an egg slicer for Christmas, I was skeptical.
All that changed, however, when I saw him use it. Montessori is all about personal efficacy, and sometimes, for a toddler, a unitasker is just the thing to make that happen. Elijah loves to carefully place the egg in the cutter, push down, remove the slices, and eat. And repeat. If you come by the house these days, he will happily fix an egg for you.
Sometimes, at the end of the day when Daddy comes home and asks what he did that day, Elijah will say, "I used my egg cutter!" even though about 500 other things have happened in the meantime. What can I say? The little man loves his kitchen tools. I get that.
This post is linked with Montessori Monday over at Living Montessori Now