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Old 12-28-2015, 11:16 AM
 
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How does your husband feel about you cutting his meat for him? Do you chew it too?
If he's not happy with the situation, one would presume he'd speak up...

Good grief.
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Old 12-28-2015, 01:25 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I cut the meat for the kids because I'm lazy about dishes and we use disposable plates and utensils, which make cutting difficult. So I cut all the meat on a cutting board with a very sharp knife, then we portion it out among the plates. My kids are 10 and 13 and they can cut the meat too. My husband can do it but everything he cuts comes out either completely shredded or mashed beyond recognition, because he presses with the knife when he should use a sawing motion, and vice versa.

Sometimes we practice with real plates and knives and everyone cutting their own meat on their plates, just so the kids will be able to do that if a situation calls for it.
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Old 12-28-2015, 01:49 PM
 
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tried giving him a small broom to help sweep out my garage last year , funny to see him sweep up Lol no idea how to sweep a floor..... little things I know .
I don't even own a broom. Most people just vacuum or swiffer.
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Old 12-28-2015, 02:17 PM
 
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I don't even own a broom. Most people just vacuum or swiffer.
I have a big push broom for the garage, but inside, I just vacuum. Dog hair does not sweep well...it vacuums up much better!
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Old 12-28-2015, 03:27 PM
 
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Sometimes we practice with real plates and knives and everyone cutting their own meat on their plates, just so the kids will be able to do that if a situation calls for it.
"If" a situation calls for them to attend to their own food? This is an "if" in your mind? I'm thinking it's a guaranteed certainty your children will have more than once instance in their lived where they will need to cut their own food.
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Old 12-28-2015, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Concord NC
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In general, if you have to ask "Is my kid too old for..." he probably is.
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Old 12-28-2015, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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In general, if you have to ask "Is my kid too old for..." he probably is.

I have often noticed that to be true, too.
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Old 12-28-2015, 05:31 PM
 
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"If" a situation calls for them to attend to their own food? This is an "if" in your mind? I'm thinking it's a guaranteed certainty your children will have more than once instance in their lived where they will need to cut their own food.
Apparently they may have a spouse that cuts it for them. That appears to be a thing.
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Old 12-28-2015, 05:40 PM
 
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Apparently they may have a spouse that cuts it for them. That appears to be a thing.
Yeah, but how do they get that spouse? If I'm on a date and the person can't cut up their own food, you can be assured that is the last date. Do I need fancy cars, lots of gifts, and movie star looks in the person I am dating? Heck, no. Do I need basic life skills? Definitely.
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Old 12-28-2015, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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"If" a situation calls for them to attend to their own food? This is an "if" in your mind? I'm thinking it's a guaranteed certainty your children will have more than once instance in their lived where they will need to cut their own food.
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Apparently they may have a spouse that cuts it for them. That appears to be a thing.
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Yeah, but how do they get that spouse?
If I'm on a date and the person can't cut up their own food, you can be assured that is the last date. Do I need fancy cars, lots of gifts, and movie star looks in the person I am dating? Heck, no. Do I need basic life skills? Definitely.

Thanks for the laugh.
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