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    I grew up in a family of 6 & we where taught to iron from a very early age, I can remember my little brothers keen to learn & practised on my dads hankies! My mum doesn't iron, only when necessary... Mum always made our lunches, I think it was easier than having 6 of us in the kitchen but we always helped with housework...

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    Oh don't get me wrong, I'm not lazy and don't have any problem doing it, I'm just making a point of teaching them these simple things so they can feel in control of aspects of their own care, etc.

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    I think it's great to teach them these skills, it makes them good partners in to their future husbands/wives...

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    I make my girls (6yrs and 9 yrs) lunch, although they do help on occasion. I couldn't listen to the arguments with them making it themselves in our kitchen with hardly any bench space.

    That said I was sick a month or so ago and couldn't get out of bed and they managed to get their own lunches with minimal assistance from DP.

    My mum made mine until I left high school, so I guess I will do the same at least while I am studying rather than working.

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    I made my own school lunches (and my younger siblings) from about age 7 as mum had surgery and couldn't.

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    I think thats an awesome skill to have as well as being able to pack their own bag (overnight, school etc).
    Great mothering!

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    I make my kids lunches, just because its quicker and easier, but I think it's great that your kids can do it themselves.

    Ironing I think is a mum's job, until high school maybe. But then I rarely iron anything anyway so it's a non issue for us !

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    I don't think you're mean at all. My kids will be making their own lunch once they get to school. Teaches them to be prepared and think about what they need for the day. If we were an ironing family they would have to learn that too - I started ironing my brownie uniform at 7.

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    Ironing I think is a mum's job, until high school maybe. But then I rarely iron anything anyway so it's a non issue for us !
    Not this mum! I don't iron lol. Dh irons his stuff and the kids do theirs too. Most stuff never sees an iron. How come you think it's a mums job? It's more a daddy job in this house if I had to assign it to someone.


 

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