This discussion has actually helped me put two and two together. You’re dissatisfied with my lunch-making and snack-buying. You have a lot of free time on your hands and seem to be open to new chores, so I have a genius idea.
You might have already heard me clanking around in a place called the kitchen while making breakfasts, lunches and dinners for the family? Hint: It’s down the hall from your bedroom on the right. There’s something called a pantry in there, where I keep snacks (you know, the ones you eat all afternoon at home so I have nothing left to put in your lunch the next day?). There’s also something called a fridge in the kitchen, where hummus and sandwich ingredients can be found.
Fun fact: Nine-year-olds used to have extensive lists of farm chores to complete before breakfast! Yes, children of the past, in lands near and far, would feed chickens, collect eggs, muck stalls and feed slop to pigs — among a long list of other things you might find disagreeable.
So, how about this? Your dad and I will make the money so that we have food in the house out of which you can make your own lunches. And while you’re at it, please make your sister’s lunch, too. You’re so good at so many things, and I’m proud of you, my darling first-born.