I keep writing about making food, but really, is there a better activity the whole family can participate in? Preparing dinner doesn’t have to fall to one person; the kids can join in too. Namine’s inability to reach the counter by herself necessitates some accommodations like using a footstool as a table. But there’s no reason not to!

While I browned the meat for tacos, Jessica and Namine made homemade guacamole. Namine has been getting better at using scissors – enough so that we can hand her a pair, tell her to cut something out, and trust that it’ll get done – so she cut the avocado herself, with a little guidance from Jessica.

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They each scooped out halves of avocado.

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Namine had fun squishing the avocado into mush.

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Using the fork proved a little difficult for Namine, so Jessica gave her a potato masher.

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Next, it was time to add the lime. Namine discovered that she loved the taste of lime juice, and she wouldn’t give it back or put it in the mix.

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