Oh yeah, I'd never do a front carry while cooking... Sorry, I figured that would just be common sense. My apartment is open concept and the playpen is between the kitchen and living room, so he's in sight and interacting with me... If your house is set up differently then it may not work for you, but it does for us.
Emily, Lovin' Life with DF Ben, "Em" to super-silly DSS Gage (04/06), and new mommy to Kai (08/07)