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What age did your children start making their own lunch ?

My kids are aged 8 and 10 and I am sick of making lunch

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Make it in the evening to save time in the morning. There is heaps of time for them to start looking after themselves, make good memories of your care of them while you can. One day in Uni they will be thinking back fondly to when mum used to look after them - not telling all their friends how they are used to taking care of themselves.

 Oh please
Kids can be loved or cared for if they make own lunch

Bet your kids don’t have chores and will grow up spoilt and your son will be lazy son of a butch

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 Wow because a mum enjoys making her kids lunch her son will be a lazy “butch”.. please the comment just shows the type of parent you are. Don’t comment in the future thank you. 🙂

helpful (5) 
 Different response, I think responder said something different. A question was asked, it wasn’t about whether you enjoy making your kids lunch, which truth be told, I definitely don’t. I can understand that reaction
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 Oh please
If a child makes their own sandwich doesn’t mean they weren’t looked after and doesn’t mean they had to look after themselves
You are a moron

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Mine are 9 and 13 and I still make their lunch most days but they’ve been capable to do it since around 6/7.

 This is why kids grow up to be lazy
helpful (0) 
 Yeah I don’t think me fixing their lunch every day is going to make them lazy. They play 4 musical instruments between them, participate in martial arts, are at the top of their classes , take care of 4 pets and do a variety of household chores each week. They are far from lazy. But who knows, maybe you’re right. When their future spouse asks why they didn’t take out the trash or change the toilet roll they might just look back and say it started because their mum fixed their lunch everyday in school.
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Mine kids are in highschool and I still make their lunches.

 Housewives have time
Some of us have a job
You are enabling them

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 Oh no! What if by making their school lunches for them, they grow up to be one of those twat waffles on the internet that writes stupid comments? Damn it, I am such an enabler🤣
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 My mum made my lunch right up to year 12 art school. I am now very capable of making lunches and any other chore. I appreciate everything my mum did when it came to looking after me
helpful (1) 
 ^same, mum made our lunches all through school.
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 Yep my mum or dad made my lunch until year 12. Proper, capable grown up now and so are my siblings
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 My kids are in highschool, I start work 6am, I still make kids lunches.
Not just a housewife thing. Maybe you have poor time management skills

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 I am not my kids space
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 ^and your kids aren't there to pick up your slack either you lazy pig of a woman!
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My kids are 8 and 10 and help get their muesli bars, fruit and bread out and sometimes make their sandwich too. They fill their drink bottles and help out. It’s nice to see them help and they like it too

 Frozen sandwich 🤮🤮
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 She hasn't written anything about a frozen sandwich?
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 Whoops
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My 8 yr old makes lunches for himself and younger brother and gets paid pocket money for it. It was something he chose to do and is happy to do it each morning.

At 7 they started themselves I taught them over a term, and they do it now one does it every night before the other does it all on sunday

They are capable of making their own lunch very young, like 3. But I still like to make my kids lunches because then I know whats going on it and I don't have one child with half a packet of ham on their sandwich and another with just bread and butter and another with 5 muesli bars. I just like to ration it all out and make sure everyone gets the same.

 Not if the kids are disabled
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 My comment was just in general without taking disabilities into account obviously.
helpful (1) 
 3 is ridiculous. Don't pat yourself on the back for doing what you should be doing anyway.
helpful (1) 
 I meant physically able, believe it or not most 3 year olds are physically able to make a sandwich. I didn't mean I made them make their own at that age and was bragging about it 😂. My miss independent was slapping sandwiches together at that age whether we liked it or not but my 19 year old son still expects me to make him a sandwich.
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I buy 2 loaves of bread on a Sunday and make up the whole lot for school sandwiches, and freeze them. My kids (4, 7, and 9) can then just pop their lunchboxes on the bench and I chuck in a sandwich and some fruit. Done. Or they can do it themselves if I need them too. The bigger two help the little one when she needs it.

I also occasionally freeze individual treats for their lunches. So they can grab a donut each or a cheesestick, or something from the freezer and just chuck it in there.

 What do you put in sandwiches that you freeze?
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 Usually I'll do a lunch meat and cheese combo. Or a spread. Just don't put sauces on them. This week has been turkey, swiss cheese, and a thin layer cranberry jam. They thaw well. You can freeze just about anything.
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 I'd probably just avoid salad type stuff like lettuce, tomato, cucumber. Anything really watery.
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 Oh that’s great to know, thank you! I assume you’re using deli ham? Those are my usual combs but to make it and freeze now that’s made my day! Thanks again!
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 🤮🤮
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My kids are capable, but they are lazy and would rather not have Lunch then have to take 20 seconds putting together a sandwich then the school annoyingly calls me to tell me to bring in a lunch or they'll order from the canteen and ill have to reimburse them. Stupid school 😂

 You raised them to be lazy
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 What do you expect the school to do?
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 Not keep ordering them lunches that's for sure.
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My three are fussy and all like different things so I tell them to make their own lunch. My girls 8 and 15 are happy to do it but my boy is so lazy he won’t do it so I tell him he can starve. He’s 13, old enough to make his lunch.

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I still do for them all somedays but they are capable of I tell them to do it.