While growing up, my brothers and I had very few responsibilities. My parents worked opposite shifts, so they managed to take care of everything. All we had to do was keep our rooms clean and empty and fill the dishwasher. We didn't get crazy allowances like some
I don't know how to cook. I don't know how to iron. I don't know how to do basic maintenance things around the house. I don't know how to hang a picture. Seriously, I'm pretty sure The Targo had no clue what a lemon he was getting.
I've spent the last two years trying really hard to become a better cook - you know, one who doesn't rely on the George Foreman Grill so much. And I've been making all of Nathan's baby food. He likes it; doesn't that mean it's tasty? Yeah, I didn't think so. Anyway, all of this pureeing has really encouraged me. Over the past few weeks, I've made a bunch of things, from scratch: Vegetable beef soup, biscuits, chicken and pasta caserole. It's been fun. And The Targo has eaten everything without showing any signs of disgust or food poisoning. Now if I could just figure out how to hand a picture, our place would look lived in.
So, question for all of you ladies out there: Did you learn how "domestic" things when you were living at home with your parents? I don't just mean cooking, but all of the things owning a home/being out on your own necessitates? If not, how did you learn to do the things you do?
*EDIT* Incidentally, I can do laundry (but The Targo does it) and vacuum (we have hardwood floors). But that's pretty much it.