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Cooking with Truett and Kirsten

For their combined birthday present, we got the kids their first play kitchen. We don’t usually buy a lot of toys but it was their birthday (sort of – Tru’s was on 2nd June and Kirsten will be having hers in July) and this one was going at a very sweet price so the husband decided to give up the PSVita he’s been eyeing, to get this for them.

That move alone puts him in the running for Daddy of the Year award.

My brother was appalled that this costs as much as a PSVita but hey, it is a gorgeous wooden set with a stove, oven, sink, microwave and what I presume is a larder/fridge.

More importantly, it’s been keeping them occupied for extended periods. Whenever we need some time to do work, we make a list of our dinner orders and get them to cook up a storm in the kitchen.

All that chopping, stirring, baking and cooking easily buys us 20 minutes of peace and quiet.

Occasionally, we do get strange concoctions like porridge with chili, Swiss cheese and orange juice or waffles with peas, which is a good thing we don’t actually have to eat them.

Although Kirsten does take her pretend play quite seriously so she’ll stuff the food into our mouths for a more realistic experience. I’ve tasted a fair amount of wood and plastic over the past couple of days but I guess it’s a small price to pay in the name of stimulating creativity.

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  • Reply Cher June 12, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    wow, the kitchen set looks really cool and chic! the aprons are a nice touch too! the kids must enjoy all the ‘masak-masak’ :)

    • Reply Daphne June 14, 2012 at 12:21 am

      yeah they are having a lot of fun with it. :)

  • Reply Regina June 12, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Oh WOW!! That Kitchen Set is fabulous!

    … It’s amazing what Daddies will give up for their kids, eh? :)
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  • Reply lilsnooze June 13, 2012 at 4:13 am

    This is a really nice kitchen set!

  • Reply jacelyn June 13, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Wow nice! Where can I get such a kitchen set? We have been thinking of getting a double sided one so that our 2 girls can play together. If its not convenient to leave a comment, can you drop me a mail? Thanks!

    • Reply Daphne June 14, 2012 at 12:23 am

      We got it from ELC, they were having a 50% discount last week, you should check it out.

      • Reply jacelyn June 14, 2012 at 10:23 am

        WOW Thanks!! Hopefull they still have a discount now!

  • Reply Abby June 13, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Looks really cool but when it’s time for me, we are gonna need a bigger house just for that :-)

    • Reply Daphne June 14, 2012 at 12:24 am

      It does take up quite a bit of space so I made them clear out some other toys for it, which they were more than happy to do. :)

  • Reply Katriina June 13, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Kitchen sets are great (and yours is gorgeous!) I am so hoping that my 3 year old’s enthusiasm for cooking fake food will translate into talent for preparing gourmet meals about 10 years from now :)

    • Reply Daphne June 14, 2012 at 12:25 am

      LOL I hope so too! And sooner rather than later..

  • Reply San June 14, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Nice set! Jay has this plastic kitchen set that is threatening to topple over, esp now that Xav has a habit of leaning on it. LOL!

    Well, the price is well-paid – 20 mins of peace!? Priceless! :)
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    • Reply Daphne June 20, 2012 at 12:33 am

      Yeah the sturdiness was a big factor for us because the kids are very destructive. A plastic one wouldn’t have lasted a week around here

  • Reply Elisa June 18, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    wow, daphne, you are a very obliging mum to actually taste the food! i would usually pretend to put the food in my mouth, really slowly… and my son will go – don’t eat! what happens if you ask kirsten to eat it? will she? (sorry, i am very curious about such things…)

    • Reply Daphne June 20, 2012 at 12:35 am

      Unfortunately she doesn’t believe in pretending heh.. She’ll definitely eat it herself and I’ll have to remind her that we’re just pretending.

  • Reply Elaine June 19, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Totally worth it, that kitchen set.
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