Yesterday we made cupcakes and I learnt a big lesson. I underestimated my child's abilities! Back when I was at Uni studying early childhood education I remember giving a group talk about teacher expectations. Don't worry I won't rehash it for you. In fact it was so long ago I wouldn't have a chance of remembering it. Anyhow the basic idea is that if we have low expectations of children they will achieve little and vice versa. So back to my lesson today .. I was making cupcakes with Miss Molly. She helped me put the ingredients in and helped me mix it all up. It was time to pour the batter into the moulds. Everything was ready and I did one, getting her to help me count two spoons. Then there was a knock at the door. I have glass front doors so I took a step away to see who it was. I knew who it was so I quickly went and opened the door and came right back. I hadn't been gone for very long at all and there was Miss Molly was pouring the cake batter into the moulds all by herself. So I let her keep going! She did a fab job. I was such a proud Mum. I can't believe I wasn't going to let her do this as I didn't think she could. I also thought she'd make a big mess. I was so wrong.
And yes she insists on cleaning up after.