Squeaky helped me make banana bread the other day. She especially enjoyed grinding the nuts, stirring the flour repeatedly and mashing the bananas. When she didn't have anything specific to do she'd grind the nuts a few more times.
The appropriate song to sing while mashing bananas goes like this, "Mash smash mash mash smash smash maaaaaaaaaash..."
I caught her licking the flour off her fingers just once, so the bread came out relatively untainted.
Button did her own version of stirring at my feet. It sounded a whole lot like banging to me.
I've been trying to keep my kids closer during their play times. I'm finding that I am able to train them more effectively when I nip everything in the bud. I think I was getting lazy by sending them off to play and occasionally calling out, "Be nice to your sister!" and "Share!"
When they are hanging around I can see the situation arising before it becomes a problem. Already I am noticing a marked decrease in whining and crying and quicker obedience. Praise the Lord!