My son cooked the family dinner last night

@imsilver (1669)
Canada
May 6, 2007 1:42pm CST
Lately my 10 year old boy has just been so amazing. He's growing up so fast. He's always had an interest in cooking and loves to watch and help me when I'm in the kitchen. He's always begging to be able to cook so last night I let him. I'd just planned on having noodles and sauce.. something he's helped me prepare many times before. I got everything he'd need and put in on the counter and told him to go for it. He did it all himself. Well, except draining the spaghetti. The pot is heavy and I'm too nervous yet to let him try that. He browned the hamburger, added all the spices and veggies himself. A little bit much on the oregano but it was still so very good. After I drained the noodles he dumped them into his sauce and got it all mixed up for us. He's getting so big so fast. I started this post by saying he was 10 but really he isn't going to be 10 for a couple of weeks yet. Seems he's almost 10 going on 18. Like I said in another of this mornings posts.. I'm so proud of him.
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18 responses
• United States
7 May 07
sounds like a chef in the making, keep encouraging him to try differnt recipies and you never know he may go to Johnson Na Wales University lol
6 May 07
Encourage him to do things like this! The more he learns at an early age, the more he is going to be able to look after himself in later life. Hey! Sounds like you have a budding chef on your hands! HAs he chosen his career path yet! Wondered if he was deciding where he wanted to go with his educational training! Lynn-Marie
@imsilver (1669)
• Canada
6 May 07
He was actually asking all sorts of questions yesterday about how to be a chef. Hell's Kitchen is a big hit in my house and he's just thrilled with Chef Gordon Ramsey.. it's his newest idol. He'll probably change his mind plenty of times as he grows up about what he wants to be in life but he decides to become a chef, I'd be so thrilled.
• United States
10 May 07
My grandson likes to cook when he comes over espeically breakfast. He cooks the scrambled eggs while I cook the pancakes. He sets the table and makes sure everyone has a glass of something to drink. He absolutely loves it. As you say kids grow up so fast. It seems if you blink your eyes they are grown and out of the house. I know you are very proud of him as you have every right to be. My grandson is 9 and will turn ten on 3 June.
• Kottayam, India
7 May 07
Good, teach him in details, cooking is an art,if he want to become once a CHEFDE of any 5 star Hotels, I wish all success and tell him keep it up, and enjoy your life.
@JackBravo (970)
• United States
7 May 07
That's fantastic. It sounds like you've got a little chef on your hands. Guys just have a natural tendency to like to barbeque. May you can feed that tendency (pun intended)
@lafavorito (2970)
• Philippines
7 May 07
Wow your son sounds really great. I have a son too, he's only 2 years old so all that he can do now is put away his toys inside the toy drawer, put his used clothes in the laundry basket and put soap on his body during bathtime. Maybe you should enroll him in a cooking class to further enhance his skills, he might grow up to be a famous chef someday.
@Augustta (1860)
• Poland
7 May 07
Well done!!Congratulation for the way you teach him to be good. I am imprest because i have a 13 years daughter but she don't like in kitchen at all and i have to ask for she help me... Great job,mom!! I am proud because my daughter also,she is very good at school almost know talk fluent 2 lingo and she love me... augusta
• Malaysia
7 May 07
wow. .that's amazing.. i didn't know kid at that age can actually cook.. in fact.. i don't cook at that age... he's really great.. i think he has the dream to be a cook in the future.. is that true? ... no.. you're so wrong.. it's not that 10 going to 18.. i think nowadays even teenagers at the age of 18 - 20 .. can't even cook as good as your son.. do you agree? well.. i'm a good example.. i can't cook... i just know how to boil rice.. and cook simple noodles...i don't really know how to cook home dishes.. and i think it's really difficult to learn cooking now =) ..as i'm studying at college..
@Foxxee (3654)
• United States
7 May 07
Wow, that is pretty amazing. It must of been so nice when he cooked you and the family dinner. He might be a little chef in the making. I'm sure you are one proud parent! I know I would be. Do you think I can borrow your son so he can cook for us? LOL! I'm joking. My daughter is only 4 and my son is 15 months, so they don't cook yet. LOL! Sometimes I need a break from cooking. It be nice. :)
@webbuff (926)
• Philippines
7 May 07
wow thats great! your son surely wants to be a cook someday =) im sure you are proud of him. Teach him more about cooking and i bet he will not even cook you dinner but breakfast and lunch as well. Goodluck!
@Bizziebod (3526)
6 May 07
Hi, you should be very proud of him too! It's good that he's learning quick. Luckily my daughter doesn't take after me and she likes to cook now and again but at 17 I suppose if she didn't learn now she would never do it! Encourage him as much as you can as he may have found his vocation in life!
• United States
6 May 07
That is great. We are also trying to teach our son to cook. He is only 5 but he is doing great. He is no where near being able to cook a complete meal by him self but he is great at stirring, adding spices, and folowing basic instructions. I think it is great to teach our kids to cook, and especialy our sons. My husband cme with no cooking ability and it is a lot harder to teach them when they are older and used to having the meals appear done.
@Mickie30 (2636)
6 May 07
Lauretta - My little one
Awww how nice that must have been lovely for you he sounds such a good boy. For aged 10 that is fantastic he sounds like he makes you very proud maybe he is a cook in the making???
• United States
6 May 07
You should be proud!! I think it is great that he wants to help out and explore the world of cooking. I think it is a natural and healthy curiosity to want to help mom and good for you for letting him explore that with you. I love cooking with my kids. I try to teach them lessons about safety in the kitchen, fractions, cleaning up messes, the satisfaction of their work (like the Little Hen) and we get to bond and talk about school and her friends and stuff like that. Who knows...maybe your nuture will inspire him to be the next world famous chef :D
@ntejani17 (742)
• Pakistan
6 May 07
Ohh wow that's so good that your son had cooked food last night for your whole family. Your are the lucky mother.
@coolmailraj (2461)
• India
6 May 07
Its amazing. For meit really is. I am 19 years old and can't handel a single utensile properly. I have never cooked before in my life and it seems to me as if i am not going to do that for at least couple of more years. i don't know how to prepare a cup of tea or coffee even and when my Physics teacher told me how to prepare coffee I messed the whole kitchen to such an extend that my mother was really angry.
@Kscott (634)
• United States
6 May 07
Thats really good! Atleast you are supporting his interests, and who knows a lot of interests turn into passions which turns into a career and money! I have four kids and I love it when my 10 & 14 year old want to help, I just "direct" them, they will prepare, cook, and it's a good family time for us, we listen to the radio in the kitchen and my two younger ones (2 & 4) even get involved (they'll help get out ingredients, taste test, LOL, etc.) It's good family quality time, and at the same time they are learning a valueable skill that can really benefit them in the future. Good luck and have fun, but most of all enjoy....it's nice to have someone cook for you!!
@mamasan34 (6522)
• United States
6 May 07
That is fantastic that he is taking on such a chore as that at 10! Most kids these days find it hard to make toast! My daughter is 12 and can make grilled cheese her own ramen and simple things like that. She microwaves her eggs for sandwiches too. I don't let her fry anything yet! That is so great that he cooked dinner for you guys! I am sure that was very special! Thanks for sharing that with us!