Nadi is absolutely obsessed with cooking (toottinn’ as he calls it). All day he will mix and chop and peel and toss and cook a la Jamie Oliver style making k sigh in happiness and me in relief that the onus of keeping my boys fed is off me 🙂 I don’t know when and where the obsession started- perhaps watching k whip up his famous scrambled eggs on sunday or just the fact that the kitchen at my moms is the usual hang out place for tea and talk, or perhaps his utter fascination with the chef hats from way back. A most natural choice of first cartoon seemed like Ratatouille- a decision I am fast rueing since we watch it first thing in the morning, then again once after our afternoon nap and then one last time before going to bed. he has his favourite parts – usually when the kitchen and hats appear- and he will now give a play by play account of what is happening as a running commentary on the side. As well as we now know the dialogues, of course this is amazing fun for us too- being the excited parent types we are and seeing as how Nadi’s birthday was right around the corner, we plotted and schemed and got him an early bday gift- his very own little kitchen. Now our gourmet chef has expanded his food repertoire and can be seen hard at work at almost any point in the day, adding spices- which he now also knows by name-, frying, putting things in the oven and generally being one little happy cook.