If you’re old enough to read this yourself, you’re probably almost too old to be excited about helping Mom and Dad in the kitchen.
I’ve got a story for you, so hang with me.
My son Paul has always been kind of an “I don’t care what other people think” kid, being friends with girls in first grade when everyone else thought they had cooties, taking hip hop even though none of his friends were in it, and letting it roll off his back if kids teased him about his “real food” lunches that didn’t look like theirs.
Now that he’s in sixth grade, a strange thing has begun happening.
No, no – not THAT thing, sheesh – a lunchtime thing.
The guys who sit around him are jealous of his lunches.
They say stuff like:
“Your lunches are, like, 4-course gourmet!”
“I would totally trade my hot lunch for your lunch any day!”
And when he had some leftover casserole that he not only made himself but created himself (like, designed the recipe and chose the seasonings and all that), he got the best comments of all.
The other kids couldn’t believe he could do that, and (don’t tell him I told you, but…) I could see that he was proud of himself, too, because moms know stuff like that.
He probably would have snapped it if we let him have a phone, but we’re not cool parents. (Note to other uncool parents: that’s a reference to Snapchat. It’s a social media thing.)
One thing we do in the Kids Cook Real Food eCourse is to talk about “cooking like a TV chef” and I actually teach you how to just dump spices in your hand and throw them in the pot – without your parents having to throw out your meal because it was super disgusting.
And we talk about gas in the beans class. Just sayin’.
If you think it’s dumb after a couple classes, tell your parents and they can get their money back (they have 30 days).
I know, I know…I said the “d-word.” Don’t tell my 8-year-old or she’d have my head. 😉 Good thing I didn’t say the “s-word.”
If you want to make it sound like this was all your idea, feel free to tell your parents you decided you want to impress your friends by doing something they can’t do, or just that it’s time to learn to cook so you can be in charge of what you eat.
I won’t tell them a thing. #toomanysecrets
Stuff Real Kids Say About the Course
“The best part of doing these classes is getting to eat what you make!”
– Kelli, age 11, California
Best part = “Making my own recipe”
– Moroni, age 7, Missouri
Later, dude. Your parents can read the next part. (I do say “dude” in real life, seriously. Sorry about that.)