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An Easy Bake Oven For Boys? It's Already In Your Kitchen [VIDEO]

kids belong in the kitchenI am the one that does the cooking and the grocery shopping in our house; my wife will clean up after dinner. She absolutely hates cooking. She never really learned it growing up, nor found it interesting. While she can get by if I am out of town for a week, it’s nothing she enjoys doing. So I run the kitchen in our house.

I grew up in a house where cooking was a family effort, and while my parents never really taught me recipes or anything, we just all grew up making dinner. I’m trying to take that love of the kitchen and transfer it to my boys.

They are very much involved in our kitchen. They love to bake brownies, scones, pies, cookies, and cakes. (This pumpkin pie recipe is dead easy for kids). They each have their own mini apron, and there’s a small stool that gets them to counter height to pitch in.

McKenna Pope made headlines recently for getting Hasbro to drop the girl centric design of the Easy Bake Oven in favor of a more gender neutral model.

The Easy Bake Oven is a classic gift request for kids. Fellow Kid blogger, Mary Lauren, buckled at Christmas and bought her daughter one. She already regrets it. I’d have to agree with that. I wonder why the light bulb device is necessary, or why we even need a ‘gender neutral’ one when most families already have a perfectly good oven right there in the kitchen that girls AND boys will both get lots of use from.

So what’s your take? Do your kids like to cook in the big oven too?

For more of DadCAMP’s Walking to School videos debating issues in parenting, check out Babble’s YouTube Channel.

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