...to leave your kid at home alone over a night shift?
My parents started doing that when I was 12 and my brother was 6. The good thing about not knowing how to cook at that age was 1) we were too scared to cook anything and 2) we were rather content with the TV, internet (at 28.8 kbps!) and the telephone. To be more specific about 1, my brother and I were pretty adept with the microwave since we were 5 or 6 (with adult supervision of course). That or they bought food for us before leaving for work. Mostly the latter.
Like I said though, my brother and I weren't going to burn down the house, and we were TV zombies. We also gorged ourselves on junk food -- like fruit rollups.
Last edit by rumwynnieRN on Jan 29, '13
: Reason: changed "were" to "weren't."