In my house, I’m the cook. I asked to cook. Before we had kids, my wife and I used to share the cooking responsibilities. When we had kids I was given the choice to come home from work and watch the kids or cook. I chose to cook.
I really enjoy cooking, mostly because I enjoy eating and compliments. And the more I cook, the more I am reminded of children’s ministry. Cooking is an apt metaphor for kidmin.
• It takes all five senses
• It requires adventure and a little creativity, subtle changes, and constant input and feedback
• You can get burned (like I did tonight) and be surprised about it
• It could easily fall into the Mike Rowe “Dirty Job” category because it’s messy
• When you get it right, it is pretty dang tasty