|My children enjoy cooking.|
My goal as a mom is to train my children to do everything I do around the house as soon as possible. It's not purely for selfish reasons that I teach them but for their own benefit. I want them to be able to handle the cooking and cleaning, without wondering how, in case something happens to me like illness or a new baby. If they are prepared and used to doing the work there will be a lot less stress for the whole household. Also my sons will most likely marry one day and will need to help their wives. My daughters will need to know how to run a household, take care of children and hopefully homeschool.
|Roasted salsa- my 14 year old will learn to make it this year.|
Recently, I realized that I am the only one who makes yogurt, kombucha, sauerkraut, almond bread, and desserts. I am now training each of my older children to make one or two of these food staples for the household. They think it's fun to learn new cooking methods(I hope) and will be proud to serve what they have made to the family. I will add these weekly jobs to our Saturday chores so that I will have more time to help them if they need it. Here are the jobs and the age of the child who will be learning it.
Kombucha making- 10
Yogurt making- 12
Gluten- free Bread and treat baking(link to almond flour zucchini bread)- 14.
|Almond flour cookies are fun to make.|
When these jobs have been mastered I will have my 8 year old take over the kombucha making and let everyone else go up one level in cooking. My 14 year old can take over the kraut making when I need him to. This way someone besides me will know how to make each food and can help teach the others.
|A Teacher's Assistant could easily oversee a reading lesson.|
If I ever become pregnant again I will make my older students teacher's aides and show them how to follow a Teacher's manual in order to help with the younger students while we have a new baby in the house. I might have to see if they are interested now. I think having an older child teach younger siblings would help strengthen their relationship and hopefully they will get along better.
What do you think? Am I just a mean mom?