Monday, September 28, 2009

3 Things

Life is too busy for blogging lately; I have 3 posts started, but who knows when they will get finished? However, I really liked the theme of this blog hop, so I had to jump in, quickly.

3 Things Every Parent Should Teach Their Children:

1. How to cook
Cooking might be one of life's most important skills, in my opinion. If you can cook, you save money because you go out less, you control what goes in your body, you use your brain while working out measurements, and you are a better hostess, which enables you to practice hospitality.
If parents aren't good cooks--ask someone who is to come over and teach you some basics, or 5 easy recipes. Or, take a class with your kids. Or at least pull out a cookbook and laugh as you teach them what not to do! But parents, help your kids be handy in the kitchen (that includes clean up!). They will thank you, and so will their spouses and children.

2. Manners
I think it's sad how many people (not just kids!) don't use good manners. They don't hold open doors, say please and thank you, apologize for minor offenses, or write thank you's sad to me. So parents, teach your kids manners!

3. Clean up after yourself
How much cleaner would the world be, let alone my house(!), if everyone cleaned up their own mess. nuf said.

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whenpigsfly said...

GREAT offerings!!! I didn't list those but they are three biggies high up on our list of things taught to our children from the earliest ages. Its incredible how rarely those three lessons seem to be taught anymore. As a mom whose kids range in age from 7 to 35 (that sounds so weird, that 35 number) I see those lessons less and less around us as each of my children grows up a bit more.
Thanks for a great post !

Stay at Home Blessings said...

Those sure are important to me, too, though I did not list them. I totally regret not really being able to get all the cooking secrets and techniques of my mom. She cooks very well. She did teach me to cook at an early age but had to stop because she worked overseas.

Proud Parents of Halainah Grace said...

Great list...I wish I had thought of #1...that truly is so important...especially recipes that are from your heritage.

Many Blessings,

Shelly said...

I agree! Especially manners; those things seem to be a lost art now a days.

LAURA said...

Yes! Teach your children to cook! I didn't learn until my husband taught me. I don't blame my mom for wanting all six of us kids out of the way while she cooked... but it would have been good to know how to do more than make grilled cheese and mac-n-cheese!

Clare said...

I totally agree with Number One, especially boys! We never wanted my mom to go out of town when I was growing up, because when my dad had to cook, it was either hot dogs, spaghetti, grilled cheese, or scrambled egggs. Side dishes are just as important to learn too!

Vanessa said...

I come from a famiyl of non-cooks. I wish I knew how to cook. I can do basic stuff but, I'm still learning. I'd love for you to check out my blog, it's on the blog hop too!