My daughter is home this semester.
But that’s a whole other blog.
But what do we do about adult children living at home?
A few weeks ago, my daughter was making herself breakfast- potatoes and eggs. She knows enough about cooking to know that you need to put the potatoes in the pan first so they crisp up. (She was using leftover roasted, so it wouldn’t take long)
I went into the kitchen to make tea. Her potatoes were in the kitchen but she wasn’t.
Of course the potatoes started to get a little crisp (not burnt yet)
1) Do I lower the flame?
2) Do I call my daughter in?
3) Do I let the potatoes burn?
What is the most important thing?
Do I teach my daughter a lesson about why you don’t leave cooking food unattended?
Or do I “safely” let the food burn, knowing I’m right there and aware?
What’s the best way to teach something?
Do we explain?
Do we let them fail?
Do we just do for them?