DC1 is 7. Seven is a wonderful year and a wonderful height.
DC1 will be going to museum camp, and doing hir workbooks, and swimming lessons and piano lessons, and no doubt reading lots of great novels and playing all sorts of games (card, computer, video, board, etc.). There will be a week being spoiled by the in-laws, and no doubt a weekend or two with my sister.
But I, too, have a nefarious plan in store for DC1.
This summer DC1 will learn how to cook. In fact, this summer DC1 will cook for us with minimal help at least once a week and will be a sous chef for us on a regular basis.
Ze already makes excellent scrambled eggs, and fantastic macaroni and cheese (from a box with extra cheese added, and also tuna and peas). This summer we will add more to hir repertoire.
I hope this will be an investment that pays out many-fold. :)
We made a list. It says: chocolate chip cookies (chewy), pizza, ice cream, split pea soup, Japanese rice (for sushi), spaghetti, pancakes, waffles, muffins (blueberry), tacos, queso, shrimp, shakes. It’s a little different than what I learned to cook first (eggs, crepes, chili, spaghetti with meat sauce, macaroni and cheese with tuna and peas, box brownies, swiss steak, chicken cacciatore, spaghetti carbonara, regular rice), though with some overlap.
Many of my fondest childhood memories are in the kitchen. When did you learn how to cook? What did you first learn how to cook? When did your kids learn (if appropriate)? Any exciting summer plans?