Last night D announced that part of his homework for Early Bird Math was to make his own breakfast before class. "Mom, it's part of our life skills that Mr. Chipley teaches. I have to make my own breakfast before Early Bird Math."
Okay, but you cook all the time. Do you really have to wake up even more early to make breakfast?
"Mommy, it's my homework. I have to do it!" he wailed, thinking that I was trying to avoid it. To his credit, I was trying to avoid it, figuring if the spirit of the assignment is a little autonomy in the kitchen, we have that covered. But the kid is adamant that not doing the homework assigned is bad. What parent can argue with that work ethic? Not this parent.
I tried one more time to see if he would consider chopping fruit into yogurt "making breakfast." Then I would make the eggs and sausage before he woke up and he could "make" the side dish. Nope. Fine. So, he got up. He dug out the egg molds, cracked, whisked, and made breakfast - not just for himself - but for the whole family.
What do you think?
Do you make breakfast for your kids? Or do they make their own??