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|Sat, 06-09-2012 - 9:41pm|
So, DD 13 has expressed an interest in learning to cook this summer, which is great news for me because I've wanted to teach her for a long time. I'm wondering, once she picks up some kitchen skills, how much should I expect her to be responsible for her own meals? When I was around her age, I pretty much fed myself - if I wanted grilled cheese or spaghetti or whatever, I just went and made it - but we had family issues and my parents weren't home a lot of the time, so I don't know if my experience applies here. I guess in my ideal scenario, I would continue to cook dinner every night, but DD would make her own breakfast and lunch and whatever snacks she wants. (Right now, the only things she does for herself are toast, cereal and Kraft EasyMac, and then only when I remind her that she's 13 years old and doesn't need me to operate the microwave for her.) What's it like at your house?