Thursday, October 14, 2010

Who Needs Flour?

This young man and another young lady were baking today.  They were pretty much on their own, as my fabulous assistant was gone.  When the baking trays were removed from the oven, the scones were pretty much a lump of raisins with butter bubbling all around them.  "Hmmm,"  I said,  "What do you think happened?"  After some discussion, they realized they had not added the flour.  "Do you want to try again?"  I asked.  "YES!"  they beamed.  The second time around the scones were perfect! I'm so glad they had the opportunity to experience a mistake.  I'm also glad they had the time to work on their skills.  We are often in such a hurry, or so overly solicitous that our children never experience failure.  This was a happy failure on all sides.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this post :D It is very difficult and still a little awkward for people to thank for making a mistake ;)
    Sometimes I forget about this too, unfortunately...
    And it's always good to read posts like this - very lifting and full of peace and love.

    Well, congratulations on completing the scones! :)