DH is working tonight, so the kids and I were going to have mac and cheese for dinner. My almost 6yo wanted to make it, so I told him he could do everything, but he had to let me tell him when and how to do things.
So, we leave the pot to boil. I tell him not to touch it. I run downstairs to switch the laundry. I come upstairs and he's dumped the "cheese" mix into the boiling water.
Asked by Anonymous at 7:19 PM on Mar. 16, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
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Personally, I would not have left my daughter alone with it because I know her well enough to know she would want to attempt to make it on her own. She would not care that I said I had to tell her how to do it. Once she was alone, being as independent as she is she would want to try it on her own. She would not even care that she was going to get in trouble. It would be so hard to her not to. But with that being said, if I did leave her alone and she did do that. I would tell her that now she was not able to even help with dinner and she would have to go sit down until dinner was done and make her sit in a "time out" until dinner was made.
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