Plus she would spend every hour of her free time skypeing and gaming, if I let her.
So we have plans.
1. Each week she will prepare one of the home cooked meals.
Background - I fully expect her to leave home and go to Uni at some point and would hope that she won't have to live on beans and toast and pot noodles as that's the only thing she can cook. She needs to learn the basics.
Tonight she's making lasagne. Now that teaches her how to make spaghetti Bolognaise, lasagne and white sauce. Great all rounder for any cook. Plus we all love it and it will be lactofree so her Dad can enjoy it too.
2. Must read from her book list one evening a week and not use her electronics.
Background - She likes to read, but gets hooked into her friends and gaming and neglects the reading. Plus she's not getting any of this is school yet. Her English seems very dumbed down.
This is her reading list:
To kill a mocking bird
Off mice and men
The scarlet letter
Pride and prejudice
The secret garden
Slaughter house 5
One day in the life of Ivan denisovich
She's reading The Colour of Magic at the moment.
3. Catch up and some pop culture that she's too young for.
Background - we find that some references just pass her by. E.g Family guy did a my fair lady episode and the DD just didn't get the reference.
So me and the OH are working on list of significant films that we can all watch. Including the movies from the any of the books above that she reads. Two birds one stone, improved education and family time.
What do you think of our plans?
Here's the lasagne she made.. Yum yum.