Sunday, June 28, 2009
Free Range Cooking
Here is my younger son at age 3.5 cooking himself scrambled eggs.
At that age I was turning the propane gas range on and off for him. And of course I was there supervising him closely. Actually it is pretty easy to cook eggs and there is little danger, if taught to use a spatula correctly, of burning oneself. We left the dirty pan on the range to cool before washing it.
I have recently begun reading the blog of Lenore Skenazy of Free Range Kids. She also is on twitter as FreeRangeKids. That is the mother from New York City who let her child (perhaps ten years old?) find his way home alone and got flack for it, and later appeared on Dr. Phil defending herself.
Photo taken January 2004 by ChristineMM.