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Massive brother can make meal for lil brother and feeds him himself


Large brother helps make meal for lil brother and feeds him himself

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When I was working in the refugee camps in Greece several years ago, I watched a 3 year old roast a bowl of chestnuts on a hot plate using only her fingers and a fork to place, turn and remove them. My cheeks were clenched the whole time waiting for her to burn herself but she never did. Whole family was right there and it was the most natural thing in the world for them.

I don’t know to laugh or cry. At this age, when most are using Fisher Price, some have to grow up quick

I was taught to cook around knives and stoves since age 4. I don’t think that’s the sad part of the video. Poverty is sadder than knowing how to cook as a kid.

Uncle Roger will approve of this cool little big bro. He defo used feeling for MSG measurement. Fuiyoooooh!

Made me miss my own little bro. Hope he’s doing fine.

I wish I had family that cared for me like the big brother cares for the little brother. I haven’t talked to my family in 2 years since I stopped initiating the conversation.

…everyone over thinking the context, meanwhile I teach my three year old how to cook proper meals, and many other kids know well how to cook..

As someone who makes fried rice bi-weekly, that little dude has some legit talent. What a skilled kid.

He’s watched this procedure many times! Bless his sweet heart, he can’t be more than 5 or so? Def will be cooking for years to come, you can tell he enjoyed it!

Theres nothing sad about this, the sad thing are all the grownups out there who can’t even cook an egg

What’s the red food he added guys? 👀 Any guesses? It looks like red beans to me.

We don’t know the situation here. Let’s assume he has a loving and caring family, because we have absolutely no reason to assume otherwise.

We used to, as the human race, include our children in more and believe them capable of so much more than we do now. Children thrive on being needed and feeling useful in the family. That and play are what kids need most.

I come from a different culture than the one in the video, so I don’t let my kids around fire and hot oil 😱, but this video reminds me I need to recognise my children’s usefulness more.

Next time my dad says he can’t cook because he jUsT Can’t gEt HiS hEaD aRoUnD iT im gonna share this with him.

It’s not child abuse. It’s just a different way of life. These are the kids American kids have to compete with in future. Highly independent with a CAD DO ANYTHING attitude. And perfectly comfortable with being uncomfortable.

Damn, as a human, I’m impressed with his dexterity and skill, but as a food service pro, I have to criticize his mise en place; those ingredients should have been closer to the wok instead of having to walk to them every time he wanted to add them.

Parent in the house chopping everything up for him and sending him out. Awesome life skills to teach your kids. I was cooking when I was 7

Kids outside the Western cultures like the US are engaged in all kinds of tasks from an early age. They are naturally inclined to imitate what they see and want to help at that stage, and instead of pushing them away in favor of fast, clean and efficient completion and extinguishing the behavior, older family members capture and shape it, patiently involving the kids according to their ability.

In this video we can see that fire was lit, the wok was placed, and knife work was already completed -all the kid had to do was crack an egg, stir, retrieve and add the prepared ingredients, stir and cook some more, and serve.

Don’t feel bad for these kids: Fostering this ability to help is good for skill development, confidence, communication, a sense of community / family, and load sharing. It’s great that they have people in their lives that take the time to teach them while they’re inclined to learn. Kids are kids but I’m betting as these kids get older, their households are much less contentious on this front because the kids aren’t fighting as much as their Western peers when it comes to helping with housekeeping, cooking, and overall consideration for other family members.

And here I am…a 37 year old…that only learned how to cook properly at the start of COVID.

At the age of 9…I once put an aluminum pot of water in the microwave to attempt to boil water to make macaroni and cheese because my mother forbid me from using the stove (for good reason). I was hungry, she was too busy at the moment to drop everything to make Mac n cheese, I took it into my own hands, but hey…when she realized what I was doing she dropped everything and made me Mac n Cheese!

Around 11 years old I made a frozen pizza in the oven. I followed the directions that said “remove plastic wrap before heating” but neglected to remove the circular cardboard piece from the bottom of the pizza because the instructions omitted this step and assumed the average human would intuitively do this on their own.

In high school I attempted to make grilled cheese…in the *toaster*. I slapped multiple pieces of cheese between two slices of bread, popped it in the toaster, and temporarily forgot about gravity. It was an oversized toaster so I filled it with four sandwiches worth of ingredients. The melted cheese dripped down into the toaster, burned, and ended up destroying the expensive Williams Sonoma toaster.

I can’t imagine the damage I would’ve done at this kid’s age with a wok over an open flame!

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