Do you let school kids make their own lunches?
Mine generally do the night before school or in the morning (4,6,9 and 13 and miss 2 helps if she needs a lunch box for playgroup etc.)
It's not mean is it? I like them to be as independent as possible and obviously they know what they're allowed but they have some options each day.
The three oldest 13, 9 and 6 iron their school clothes too if needed (generally only ds1 needs to as he goes to a private school.)
Ok or too much?
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19-08-2013 08:11 #1
School kids making their own lunches
19-08-2013 08:14 #2
All mine make their own. We have rules about fruit and treats.
My kids don't iron because I don't iron unless it is absolutely necessary.
If it works for your family than go for it.
19-08-2013 08:16 #3
DS is 7 and if I could get him to make his school lunch I certainly would, don't think there is anything wrong with that at all.
I wouldn't let him near the iron as without any question he would burn himself, he's a bit silly like that.
19-08-2013 08:16 #4
I don't think it's mean at all, it's great that they're so independent.
I've started trying to get my 7yo more involved in preparing his lunch but he's just not interested :-/
19-08-2013 08:19 #5
19-08-2013 08:19 #6
I don't think mean. Every family is so different. This might work really well for your family being 4 kids to take care of. For mine- this would add to the stress. DS goes to before and after school care and is in bed by 7.30pm so we are somewhat time poor- it's easier if I make and pack his lunch.
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19-08-2013 08:20 #7-
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Nope it would be chaos in my kitchen if I allowed them all to make their own lunches...the two bathrooms in the morning are bad enough lol. We don't iron uniforms either but in general I'm the one who prepares everything for them for school.
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19-08-2013 08:41 #8
Having five kids I just like to let them do basic things like this. I also encourage the older ones to help the younger ones with making beds etc.
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19-08-2013 09:36 #9
I think some people think it's mean, that's why I asked.
19-08-2013 09:39 #10
Nope my girls don't make lunches but they are only 1,3,4 and 6. I do think I do way to much for them but I enjoy it and am happy to make school lunches for a fair few more years to come.
I need to get this making their own beds down pat though!
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