Ds is only 5 so he's too young to make his own lunch just yet in my opinion but he will when he older
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19-08-2013 11:15 #31
19-08-2013 11:15 #32
I think jasper will, maybe not right away, but he's been helping pack snacks in his "lunch box" to go to the park etc so I think as long as I provide the basics he'd be able to pack his own lunch.
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19-08-2013 11:43 #33
I don have any kids yet, first due soon. But they will definitely help n housework. Although cooking and ironing might have to wait for some time, since it could be dangerous, but laundry, drying out the clothes etc they could definitely do!!!
I have a younger brother( 11 years age gap) and I myself taught him basic cooking and ironing so that he could be independent.
19-08-2013 11:56 #34
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19-08-2013 12:05 #35Senior Member
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its not mean. i make the lunches now but am trying to transition to the almost 7 and 9 year doing it. I think many kids now are not expected to do any chores etc and i feel this isn't setting up for life in the real world.
19-08-2013 12:06 #36
Not mean, no.
My girls dont pack their lunches - I prob will do it for them till high school at least - just because I like too.
My oldest is 5 and does things like brings her plates / utensils to sink after eating, tidies room, puts dirty cloths in basket, pjs under pillow, attempt to make bed etc but thats it so far.
My youngest is still too young.
19-08-2013 12:35 #37
I think it's a great idea. I don't do it as I'm not really ready for 4 year old DD to be going there just yet. It would just be a sh!t fight because that's how things roll with her. I make lunches the night before, but do get the kids to pack the containers into their lunch boxes in the morning. They also fill their own drink bottles and pack them.
19-08-2013 12:59 #38
I don't make DD make her own actual lunch item because she kinda sucks at it and is lazy so would just give herself vegemite on bread everyday just because its simple.
I like to get a bit more creative so I organise the lunch item the day before. I often get her to pick snack and some fruit to add to it though.
19-08-2013 14:21 #39
19-08-2013 14:23 #40
Dammit phone! I meant to say mum hated ironing so much we had a rule in our house.. Dont buy clothes if they needed ironing lol. Easier the better
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