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My 12 year old is preparing dinner
Posted by: space-time
Date: October 29, 2017 05:29PM
They have this "Life skills" class at school and one of the things they learn is to prepare SIMPLE meals. They also learn to do dishes, mop the floors, repair some basic clothing (attach buttons), etc.

Wish me luck.
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Re: My 12 year old is preparing dinner
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: October 29, 2017 05:31PM
How bad could it be?



winking smiley



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Re: My 12 year old is preparing dinner
Posted by: Racer X
Date: October 29, 2017 05:38PM
Awesome! So few people grow up these days with those basic life skills.
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Re: My 12 year old is preparing dinner
Posted by: space-time
Date: October 29, 2017 05:47PM
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Paul F.
How bad could it be?



winking smiley

I am pretty sure that YOU would survive!
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Re: My 12 year old is preparing dinner
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: October 29, 2017 05:53PM
Dude, weren't you the one that brought brains to a pot luck?
Suck it up... you'll be fine! Lol



Paul F.
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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
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Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Eureka, CA
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Re: My 12 year old is preparing dinner
Posted by: testcase
Date: October 29, 2017 05:56PM
I do admire you and your 12-year-old. This is a great learning opportunity.



That said, I'll pray for you...... angel smiley



Bon appetite!
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Re: My 12 year old is preparing dinner
Posted by: chopper
Date: October 29, 2017 06:10PM
Well, every kid is different but at 12 years old my eldest knew how to drive a car and a truck, weld and could sort of code web sites.
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Re: My 12 year old is preparing dinner
Posted by: sekker
Date: October 29, 2017 06:37PM
Fantastic!

Just enjoy the experience.
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Re: My 12 year old is preparing dinner
Date: October 29, 2017 06:42PM
Keep the fire extinguisher handy...

D & C
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Re: My 12 year old is preparing dinner
Posted by: space-time
Date: October 29, 2017 07:21PM
I survived!

He even chopped some green onions with a very sharp knife and didn't cut himself.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/29/2017 07:21PM by space-time.
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Re: My 12 year old is preparing dinner
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 29, 2017 07:25PM
Good for both of you. Especially if he was happy doing it.

I signed up for home economics in high school. Denied. Industrial arts for you, my boy. Mom taught me well, though.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: My 12 year old is preparing dinner
Posted by: space-time
Date: October 29, 2017 07:37PM
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Speedy
Good for both of you. Especially if he was happy doing it.
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he ASKED to do it. He was so proud of it. I guess after 12 years of feeding him, he feels it is time to return the favor once in a while smiling smiley
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Re: My 12 year old is preparing dinner
Posted by: Ammo
Date: October 29, 2017 08:57PM
What did he prepare?



Where is there dignity unless there is also honesty? - Cicero
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Re: My 12 year old is preparing dinner
Posted by: space-time
Date: October 29, 2017 09:01PM
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Re: My 12 year old is preparing dinner
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: October 29, 2017 10:20PM
My 11 yr old bakes cakes, cookies, etc. He also helped me make fresh pastalast week. He's into baking, and does double boiling, etc to make creme anglaise, but he has a sweet tooth, so he hasn't got into savoury cooking all that much.
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Re: My 12 year old is preparing dinner
Posted by: vicrock
Date: October 30, 2017 07:44AM
Awesome that his school does this! IMO every school should offer life skills starting at an early grade - simple things at first - kids with parents who already require chores at home will ace it, but in any case, they will all be better ready to take care of themselves!
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