kids cooking

United States
March 19, 2012 7:20pm CST
my son is fying up the pork chops while my daughter makes the macaroni cheese and the grilling beans. it's so nice to be able to sit back and relax and listen to them in the kitchen working together making dinner. it makes me realize that these are the moments i'll miss when she goes off to college in the fall. i'm going to really enjoy this dinner.
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@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
23 Mar 12
awwww that is so nice to hear your children are the one in charge in the kitchen. i have a 3 year onld nephew who just loves cooking. like he would want to be the one stirring and and just be there in the kitchen hehehe but i always get mad at my sister because she let's him do it, but of course she is there and just letting him stir for a bit just so he stops whining heheheh. but i just get mad because anything can happen and i don't like those accidents like he might get burn or something. butyeah he really loves cooking so we bought him those toys that he can enjoy like cooking LOL. yeah i know, that is one of the things you will really miss. i miss my nephew too very very much because they just moved to another city 2 months ago because my sister has to work there. and i still cry at night up to now because i just miss him all the time. it makes me want to have my own baby too hehehe but in time when i am already stable
• United States
24 Mar 12
that's a great age! that's good that she's letting him help her out. yes, there are many dangers in the kitchen, but i'm sure she's taking every precaution neccessary. that's how i got mine started and it's carried them through their teen years. i've even tried to persuade them to go to culinary school, but alas, they don't want to. enjoy every minute with him.
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@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
25 Mar 12
hehehe yeah that would be great if they go to culinary schools but we know it is still better to let them pursue what ever they want to be when they grow up but also we just have to be there to guide them. like me, i never wanted to be a nurse but my mom forced me. i am a nurse now but i don't work yet because i just graduated. i wanted to be a flight attendant and a dancer hahaha sigh when i start working i wanna save for a plane ticket so that i can go and visit him.
• United States
26 Mar 12
i've always told my kids to do what will make them happy. my daughter thinks she wants to go into interior designing or maybe photography. she hasn't made up her mind fully. my son, a police officer. :( but, if it makes him happy, i'll deal with it. i have to admit it takes something extra to be a nurse. i do private home health and it wears me out. if you can stick with it, great. but after a period of time, it doesn't satisfy you, then look at the airlines. i used to work at the airport (before 9/11) i had a blast!! didn't do the traveling, but just working at the gates, was fantastic! good luck in your future endeavors!
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@keasling (724)
• United States
21 Mar 12
Amber starts lee university next fall. She is going to be a busy little bee with her two college courses and high school. We are trying to make her cook less but she doesn't like what we eat and she is starting to turn her nose up on leftovers. She acts like it wont be no big deal when she leaves but when mom and dad are not there to hand cash over haha Enjoy your dinner =)
• United States
21 Mar 12
they know that if they don't like what i cook, they either starve or eat cereal. we don't cook two different meals for one person. i guess that's how i get them to eat more over here. of course, amber spoils me for cooking for me! :) :) she did real good on the pork chops and mashed potatoes. of course the breakfast she made was real good....bacon, eggs, and hash browns. hhmmmhhhmmm!
@keasling (724)
• United States
21 Mar 12
She can cook. We just get tired of her attitude about cooking, because she wants to cook all of our food at once and well now we are doing portions. She still has a sweet 16 dress to fit into because she just had to have it
• United States
22 Mar 12
don't know what to tell you on that. maybe, sit down with her and just talk with her.
• Philippines
24 Mar 12
I would feel the same if my daughter, someday when she grows up and goes off to college in the fall, would cook for the family and spend the moment with us before she leaves and I would tell her that she's a good cook and her food is delicious.
• United States
24 Mar 12
we let them know when they did good. my son prides himself on making his meatloaf better than his dad's and his bbq.
@ecaron (678)
• Canada
20 Mar 12
You're lucky that your kids cook dinner. When my kids were young and at home , I couldn't even get them to wash the dishes. When they were teenagers I told them they could throw their clothes in the washer and dryer and they did that , at least. Although, my dad being a little old-fashioned thought it was terrible that as a mother I would make my kids do anything for themselves. Kids need to learn life skills otherwise they won't be able to take care of themselves when they become adults, Don't you agree?
• United States
21 Mar 12
very much. that's why i started them off when they were very young. when they didn't clean something the right way, we did it over. now as they try to teach their brother how to clean up, i'm amazed how they remember how i taught them. i don't think a parent's being terrible for teaching their child how to be responsible. it's what they need to be able to function in life as they become an adult. my kids really surprise me sometimes. when we're out doing errands and we come upon a child misbehaving, they look at each other and will say that they would have gotten their butt beat for doing that! :) they're going to be great parents one day.
@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
20 Mar 12
Let your kids free in the kitchen and you will be surprised at the surprising and delicious things they can come up with! Its so amazing watching them doing their creations and who knows, their cooking might develop into something in the future! The Internet is also a good source of recipes and kids could also have fun looking for recipes that inspire them!
• United States
21 Mar 12
we watch several cooking shows on the foodnetwork channel. my son likes bobby flay as he does a lot of bbq and my daughter likes giada. i think it's more for her style than anything else. i like the idea that they are more into cooking that i was at their age.
@dazzledlady (1624)
• Philippines
20 Mar 12
That was sweet. I think those where the moments you would really treasure as a mom and their reward to you. I hope I could to that too with my mom. Good bless.
• United States
24 Mar 12
i'm just glad i took the time to teach them how to be self sufficient. when i should have paid attention to my grandmother's cooking, i was outside playing. oh how i regret not having her teach me how to cook. well, microwaves came out when i was a child, and secret santa gave us one for christmas. after that, my mother set it up that we had a lot of microwavable dinners. she would cook on her days off and set up the leftovers for us to heat up. i didn't want my kids to learn how to cook after they left the house.
@Lhenni (1246)
• Philippines
20 Mar 12
Cool! How I wish my daughter as well as my 2 son's grow up like them. My daughter is turning 11 this August and she can't even help me in the kitchen *LOL. Well, I just taught her twice how to cook in the rice cooker and until now it doesn't followed *LOL When she's washing the dishes, she's so messy and I opted not to let her. But she's a good eater. She always watching me how I cook. Well, I just hope it's a good sign that she will be a good cook someday hahaha... I crossed my finger! I want to experience what you had experience... sitting back and relax, watching your kids do all the work in your kitchen. I should count years to enjoy what you're enjoying now *wink! I'll just wait for now...
• United States
21 Mar 12
i used to watch my grandmother cook sometimes. unfortunately, nothing stuck. i'm really proud to say that my kids know how to cook better than me. :) maybe you can set up one night a week where everyone pitches in and help make dinner. maybe set it up where they plan it all out. when they realize that they get to make their favorite dinner, they'll be more interested in being in the kitchen.
@maharlikah (1045)
• Philippines
20 Mar 12
That is so cool! And relaxing on your part but the moment you witness them having that fun seems already an achievement. Having kids is a gift.
• United States
20 Mar 12
the things they do, they amaze me every day. i look at them and i amaze myself at how well they are. they both do well in school, they both are responsible outside of teh house. she has a part time job. he's looking for a part time job. they picked their friends wisely. none of them are trouble makers and a handful of them even call me mom.
@jricky1 (6809)
• China
20 Mar 12
And it's gonna be the most memorable dinner for you to remember.I also wish to cook a great dinner for my parents,i know they love me and i found it's harder to get seperated with them.Anyway,just enjoy time you guys stay together.
• United States
20 Mar 12
that's all i can do, just to enjoy every moment.
@watergirl (569)
• Philippines
20 Mar 12
wow! it's so nice to hear you can relax while your children are making dinner. I have 2 children of my own but they are still too young (5 and 7) to cook dinner. I would have to wait 10 more years for them to cook for me. They can, however, prepare juices and salads for me now. I look forward to having my boys prepare a full meal for me in the future! I'm sure I will enjoy every morsel of it as you surely are.
• United States
20 Mar 12
we started off small and worked up to the big stuff. now i can give them a recipe and they know what to do. i started them off at those ages....i had them help gather ingredients, then stir up ingredients. then, when they had trouble with math, i showed them where they use math everyday in cooking. we hit two birds with one stone. good luck
@NailTech (6892)
• United States
20 Mar 12
Good for you that you taught both the kids, male and female, to do the cooking and not just the female like it was always in my household growing up. I would teach both sexes to cook as well as the boy has to learn to be independant this way as well and not always depend on a woman to do it.
• United States
20 Mar 12
i keep teasing my son that he'd make his wife proud that he can cook and clean up after himself!! i've been teaching them since they were little. it all started off with fractions. best way to learn them is to bake :)
@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
20 Mar 12
I think it's good that you have trained your kids well to help inside the house. I would be proud to see that with my kids as well. I know I need to help out with my mom now that she's older, but I am proud that your kids are helping you out. Have a great MyLot experience ahead!
@ardoy0731 (6866)
• Philippines
24 Mar 12
It is really nice to see them cooking.Dinner done together with your family is enjoy and worth it to eat.Enjoy the dinner.Happy Eating.