Preparing food is an act of love. It says, I am here. I will nourish you. You will grow strong in my care.
I love to cook with my boy. He takes real pleasure in good food. And I take real pleasure in his sweet company.
These things that he is learning, they are real, necessary skills that he will use throughout his life.
Cooking, baking, gardening. How to budget, how to use the washing machine.
Such simple skills that are often overlooked in the pursuit of academics.
He might one day need to know the finer details of history, geography, music, statistics. And I will teach him how to find those things, should he want them.
But he will definitely need to know how to feed himself, and maybe his own children, too.
So I will teach him that first.
Because, in my opinion, it is the most important skill.