Yes, I'm with you on that one. I spent my childhood making cups of tea and coffee for my parents too, despite never drinking the stuff myself. I think she should be making them for you rather than the other way round. Her manipulation skills are obviously developing well!!
My 6 all drink tea and many of them make a really decent cuppa. My 5 year old is just starting to make tea, she's really rather good! I actually told them today that I'd only had them so that i'd got someone to make me tea
Yeah yeah yeah, all that 'you make such a lovely cup of tea' stuff is what my Mother used to tell me. When I was too young and innocent to realise she was exploiting me. And I had a family friend who always had me on washing up duty. She was very houseproud, even ironed her dh's and sons' underpants, but for some reason always had pots in the sink (at least, there were always pots in the sink when I went round, there may be some element of planning there now I think of it) and I just couldn't bear dirty dishes, had to get them done.
Can't wait until ds is old enough to handle the kettle - at nearly eight I still don't think he's tall enough but it won't be long, surely?
"It is about 3 weeks when they are 9." - absolutely spot on!
It's the same as when you first start letting them go to the shop for bits. To start with they ask 10 times a day if you need anything from the shop - make the most of this period, as soon they'll be looking at you like you've asked them to eat a lump of poison if you ever dare pluck up the courage to ask them to go!
My ds is 11 and makes a mean cup of lovely strong tea. My step-d is 22 and still makes tea that looks like dishwater.. It wouldn't be an issue but in the 2 weeks she is here a year she offers to make them constantly, she is a tea fiend, but they are undrinkable!
Same as when they learn to cook - dd LOVED the responsibilty initially when I tasked her with making the family dinner one night a week. We got gourmet grub for a good while, then she started viewing it as a boring chore, and we get something deeply boring like pasta pesto, or jacket potato and cheese now