Children need toys.  Children like kitchen toys.  My own kids found delight in playing with my plasticware, and pots & pans.  Kids just want to be where you are, Mom.  I organized a kitchen for a busy Mom who seemed to be preparing meals and snacks for her little ones, all day long.  Not fun with a toddler wrapped around your ankle.  We gave this cutie a drawer of his own.  His sippy cups, his bibs, his bowls, and even some snacks.  We also placed safe plasticware in a reachable drawer just his size. The unsafe gadgets and kitchenware are unreachable for the little ones.

It’s ok if the inside of the drawer is toddler messy… he is occupied and right next to Mom all day long.  Happy Kids… Happy Mom!