Dad in the Kitchen

Did you hear about the dad who was left in charge of the family while his wife was in the hospital. He told the children they couldn’t have any Kool-aid because he couldn’t figure out how to get a quart of water into that tiny little package.

The dad lacked some basic kitchen skills. Here’s two ideas for improving your kitchen:

1. Look at how your kitchen is arranged. Are the things you use often in the most accessible locations? For example, There should be at least two sets of salt and pepper shakers, one for the stove to use while cooking another in the dining area for use while eating. Remember, larger shakers don’t have to be filled as often.

2. If you have young children, put at least some glasses and silverware low enough that they can get it themselves. Not only does it relieve you from getting their spoons and drinks, but children as young as 3 and 4 years old can sort silverware from the dishwasher and put cups away if they can reach them.

Keeping your kitchen functional is a way to redeem the time.

Rick Grubbs is best known as the host of “Redeeming the Time,” a one-minute radio program featured on hundreds of radio outlets around the world. He has spoken thousands of times on Biblical time management in all 50 states and 26 other countries. He is the author of the book “Morning Momentum: God’s plan for launching an unstoppable day”. He and his wife Carrie live in Salisbury NC with several of their 12 children.

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