Last night and this morning, Raizel decided that she wanted to make hot chocolate.
For many people this sounds like a relatively straightforward activity.
For Raizel, however, it became an opportunity to rise above some of her challenges.
The first time Raizel made the hot chocolate all by herself. I think she confused teaspoons for tablespoons so she did not use enough sugar or cocoa. The final product “tasted terrible!”
The second time, she misread the instructions and microwaved the cocoa and sugar in a paper cup without any milk. The cup burnt.
The third time was a charm. It tasted great and Raizel was very happy!
She would only let me take a picture while she was holding it!
Here is the recipe from the Hershey’s Cocoa box:
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 tablespoons sugar
A dash of salt
1 cup of milk
Optional: 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract when cooked
Mix all ingredients together and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
Blend together and drink while warm.
Something so simple was a wonderful opportunity for growth! We had a bonding experience.
I guess sometimes it’s the little things in life that matter.
Raizel made the chain stitches for the heart.