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She is more than capable of doing it herself! I nearly fell over staying at my in laws and my MIL was making her 16 year old daughter breakfast. Nooo way. I have 4 kids they have all been responsible for getting their own food from about 5 years old, toast included. The only meal I make them is dinner and the occasional lunch. They really are capable they are not the delicate little snowflakes we assume them to be!
My 11 year old makes himself baked beans on toast or 2 minute noodles for lunch sometimes. He also made spaghetti bolognese for the family dinner last week (with a bit of instruction from me) My 8 year could do the same but she isn't tall enough to reach the microwave. By the time they are 13 I want them to be able to make at least 5 dishes start to finish (things like a pasta carbonara, spag bol, potato bake etc)
Mine could get cereal and milk, or toast with supervision, at 5. I would definately not let them do it without me in the room though as there is a risk they could stick a knife in the toaster.
My 4yo makes her own cereal. She won't let me haha. My 7yo makes her own toast aswell. At 10 she is just going lazy! Take the iPad off her. Hope you're feeling a bit better xx
I wouldn’t really expect my own kids to at that age or to show sympathy.. I think kids are wired to be selfish and I don’t think that changes till they are much older..
and making toast they can burn themselves.. pouring a bowl of cereal with milk on top though is a diff story.. maybe start at that first
I was made to help young, and I can’t stand cooking so don’t want to tar my kids, also when they show an interest I def won’t say no and will be encouraging them if not.
Have you or anyone else made breakfast with her before? Most kids help in the kitchen and start out with adult supervision before just being thrown into. Maybe use this opportunity to start doing some cooking with your step daughter, so she feels more comfortable and confident in the future.
I would just say sorry I'm not feeling well this morning. If you want toast you are going to have to get it yourself. Then just wait and see what happens. If she doesn't get her own then she goes hungry.
My 6 year old loves making her own toast and sangas. Miss independent she will even volunteer to make me and her brother some
I let my 7 year old butter/spread her own toast sometimes. But for me, I want to do it for her. She's still my little girl and I like to do things for her. If I was feeling sick and needed to rest though, no way. My kids (7,5, and 3) can eat dry cereal. Or Miss 7 can pour their milk. Anything. They can eat the entire fruit bowl empty and then all the yoghurt I don't care.
My 4 year old can make her own toast, but I have to let go of my notions of what I consider acceptable amounts of nutalex.... and if avocados aren't $4 a pop I won't let her lol.
My 2 year old loves making toast, again I have to let go of acceptable rations and with her be ok with watching bread be a little stabbed .
But mostly that can make toast, cereal, smoothies and yoghurt with frozen fruit.
It's actually my 5 year old sorry, (nearly 6)and she is allowed to make toast and make smoothies independently, she's been making them with me every day since she was 1...
My 2 ( nearly 3) yo is supervised with the toaster but if I tell her to make her smoothie without her big sister she gets the jug, fills it with the fruit she would like, fills the coconut water the the "line" and she will ask me to blend it. I come in put it on the blender, take it off he pours it and puts her lid on. I feel like she will be a bit longer to be completely trusted with the task 100% independently than her sister was as she's not as switched on or cautious and has a bit of a "what happens if I do this)" personality.
My 3 year old makes her own cerial and is starting to use the toaster, shes been making sandwiches by herself for awhile. My 9 year old can cook eggs on toast and make a pretty good coffee! My mothers day breakfasts are pretty good!
Yeah my 3 yr old pours her own cereal in the mornings. She even cleans up if she spills and comes and wakes me up after she's had breakfast. She has also been known to make herself a sandwich and even occasionally wakes me up saying "mummy, I made you breaky too." She doesn't like toast so I don't have to worry about that.
My kids are 8 and 3, they both make cereal, my eldest will make the youngest toast if he wants it but the 3 year old will spread it himself (in the I can do it phase)