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Fun not Perfection
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I love to bake and when my two nieces were little I would always ask them to help. At young ages they were both perfectionists and would want the cookies to be perfectly round and all the right size.
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Fun not Perfection

posted at 10/5/2008 4:32 AM EDT
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I love to bake and when my two nieces were little I would always ask them to help. At young ages they were both perfectionists and would want the cookies to be perfectly round and all the right size. Well, baking has always been such a fun thing for me this would frustrate me so I would always tell them that baking was "fun not perfection". So each time we would bake I would make them do something fun that wasn't perfect so a part of their life they wouldn't try to be perfect. I had to laugh as they got older and I overheard them telling the little ones in the family not to worry about baking it was "fun not perfection".

Re: Fun not Perfection

posted at 5/9/2011 7:39 AM EDT
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Being perfect removes the fun out of baking.  If you want "perfect" cookies, you have to get machine processed ones.  But they don't taste nearly as good.

Re: Fun not Perfection

posted at 5/13/2011 10:34 PM EDT
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very nice story, thanks for sharing it. You are so right, this can apply to life

Re: Fun not Perfection

posted at 5/14/2011 3:43 PM EDT
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And a mess in the kitchen is well worth time spent with family doing things together, especially cooking.

Re: Fun not Perfection

posted at 5/14/2011 6:46 PM EDT
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Part of the  fun in the kitchen is making the mess and then cleaning it up together

Re: Fun not Perfection

posted at 5/14/2011 6:48 PM EDT
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Part of the fun is making the mess together than cleaning it up TOGETHER!

Re: Fun not Perfection

posted at 6/11/2011 5:19 AM EDT
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It just shows you that little pitchers have big ears!  Good for you!

Re: Fun not Perfection

posted at 6/11/2011 7:46 AM EDT
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Seldom is perfection ever reached, so we might as well have fun along the way.  That's what life is all about.

Re: Fun not Perfection

posted at 6/11/2011 3:18 PM EDT
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In Response to Fun not Perfection:
I love to bake and when my two nieces were little I would always ask them to help. At young ages they were both perfectionists and would want the cookies to be perfectly round and all the right size. Well, baking has always been such a fun thing for me this would frustrate me so I would always tell them that baking was "fun not perfection". So each time we would bake I would make them do something fun that wasn't perfect so a part of their life they wouldn't try to be perfect. I had to laugh as they got older and I overheard them telling the little ones in the family not to worry about baking it was "fun not perfection".
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So nice of you to share your story.You are right baking is fun and not perfection.

Re: Fun not Perfection

posted at 6/11/2011 10:06 PM EDT
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Thanks for the story.  Yes, baking and cooking are FUN. 

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