I was minding my own business at work yesterday when a dear friend texted me a link to a tweet, with the comment, “This kid needs Home-Ec 101.com.”
My 20 year old cousin got his own apartment and it's going pretty well pic.twitter.com/SaPSogpo0r— Henpecked Hal (@HenpeckedHal) October 8, 2020
I started laughing. I want to be clear, I’m not laughing at this kid, well, maybe a little bit because the earnestness and dedication of cleaning out the oven after every cooking endeavor is completely endearing to me. Whatever that kid’s parents did, they did not raise a total slob, so let’s put some points over in the winning column, too.
1.2 million likes (when I wrote this post) show that a lot of people could relate in some way or another.
Also? I was in my mid-twenties before I knew that it was NOT illegal to have a light on in your car when it was moving. So who am I to laugh? We’re all ignorant in our own ways.
Some people are lucky and were raised in a home where life skills are taught right from the beginning, in a kind and loving way.
Some generations were taught in school.
The rest of us just kind of muddle our way through.
I took this text from my friend as a nudge to get off my butt and start writing again; I’m going to try. Not just for @HenpeckedHal’s cousin, but for the rest of us who are still figuring things out.
Do you have a “baking sheet?” moment?
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