Monday, March 11, 2013

Montessori Monday: The Egg Slicer

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.

I will say, though, that I am looking forward to when Eljiah can peel the eggs himself, too, because that is something I am admittedly not very good at.  As long as the egg cutter retains its place of honor around here, though, it seems like I will have plenty of time to practice.

This post is linked with Montessori Monday over at Living Montessori Now

1 comment:

  1. Aww, this is great! I guess I have to break down and get an egg slicer. :)