With all of the work that I do with food, we are developing a sort of food culture within our household. Well, over Christmas break, just to get the kids out of the house, we drove down to the Virginia Discovery Museum in Charlottesville, VA, one of those hands-on kid’s museums. In the back, we found a play bakery all set up with tables, cash registers, etc. The kids had a great time pretending to run the shop. I was proud to see them having fun not only selling the bread and pastries, but also in wiping down tables, clearing away dishes, and restocking the store. They are truly beginning to understand all of the work that goes into growing, preparing, and selling the food we often take for granted.
While they were playing, I got this great shot of Grace. Personally, I love the lighting and the shadows, but I mostly love the concentration on her face as she focused in on doing her “job”. It makes me feel like we are doing something right?
How often do you find yourself playing with your food? Do your kids take on play roles in the food service industry? Leave a comment and share your story.