This week has been full of it’s challenges, every day life really.
My son announced Tuesday that I needed to teach him how to cook before I died. I’m not sure where the urgency came from, but he was upset and stressed that he would starve if we didn’t teach him to cook. He’s almost six, so things are more intense at that age. Maybe it’s the Spring thaw from the cold winter I’m not sure.
When I asked him what he wanted to learn to cook, he said McDonald’s pancakes and sausage (one of his favorite treats). I was a little puzzled as we don’t have that often, but we found that Walmart’s Great Value brand of buttermilk pancakes and pork sausage patties are close to the same recipe (and lots cheaper than going to the golden arches).
My son loves to help stir when I cook so we did take it seriously and ‘taught’ him how to make scrambled eggs with cheese and he knows how to make toast.
I think it’s important to get the kids involved in cooking and give them independence. Some of my fondest memories are when I spent the night with my grandma and we got to make bread or breakfast with her.. Warm milk on the stove over graham crackers, bean soup, pancakes and cookies!
We will continue on with our cooking lessons as they grow up. My daughter (now 8) is great at running the microwave. It’s hard to let them learn, but it’s best for them to be more independent. Now to teach them with cooking, comes cleaning up! And then dishes!
How do your kids tell you the are becoming more independent?