Single mum of two perfectly explains why she teaches her young son to cook and clean
Sharing photos of her six-year-old son Lyle cooking, emptying the dishwasher and sorting the washing machine, Nikkole makes it clear that she believes ‘household work just isn’t for women’.
Nikkole, from Michigan, US, wrote in a post to Facebook: ‘Because one day he might be a single man, living on his own, who will actually know how to do laundry and not eat takeout every night.
‘Because one day he might want to impress a significant other with a meal cooked by his own hands. Because one day when he has kids and a spouse, he’s going to need to do his fair share around the home.’
Nikkole feels it is important to teach Lyle how to cook and clean, because she feels she lives in a generation where people complain about never being taught such life skills. So she wants to ensure he has nothing to complain about when he’s older.
She feels it is her responsibility to ensure that Lyle does not become a man who feels cooking and cleaning is beneath him.
‘I realised that a lot of people enjoy reading about the things I do to parent my children so I just try to share things that I think are important,’ Nikkole, who has over 342,000 followers on Facebook, tells Metro.co.uk.
‘I feel like I live in a generation where people are always complaining that they weren’t taught the basics of life and how to survive on their own. So I want to always make sure that my children are well rounded and self sufficient.’
And in the post itself, she was clear to make sure a full childhood was had:
‘It‘s okay to let your child be a child but still teach them lifelong lessons along the way,’ she wrote.