Kate had a great post on saying yes the other day.
I've always been the "sure, why not" kind of mom and I've hosted the rocketry experiments and the water balloon fights to prove it.
So when Ernest wanted to learn to make ravioli I didn't bat an eye. "From scratch or with pre-made wrappers?" I asked. Knowing Ernest as you do, what do you think he chose?
Make a well with the flour. Put the eggs and water into the well. "That's how we made cement in Guatemala, Mom." OK, that caused a few blinks!
I think the dough could have doubled for cement. Ernest manfully rolled it out and made some ravioli which were not beautiful, but tasted delicious.
We had way more filling than we needed, so I used the backup plan to make another batch. I ALWAYS have a backup plan!