Tip: Use a bowl to collect kitchen waste as you prep a meal.
The other day, I was cooking and left the trash bin open to make it “easier for myself” to clean as I cooked. Within the first 3 minutes of chopping, I found myself playing the “Go, Go, Game” with my 15 month old.
You know, the one where a parent has to chase their toddler away from an open canister while saying, “Go, go!” before he decides to throw away the wallet he swiped from a nearby purse. Yep, it’s the game we play when he comes poking around while giving us the side glance before bum rushing the trash so he can frantically scavenge for the first piece of “treasure” he can yank out and put in his mouth. Needless to say, Poison Control is on speed dial: (800)222-1222.
In order to avoid playing “Go, Go” while hurriedly preparing a meal, we now use the help of a small bowl as we cook. All items intended for the trash are held in that bowl and disposed of when the coast is clear of our little sprinting bandit. All in the name of trying to keep it simple while maintaining sanity.
We wouldn’t have it any other way.