She sounds like an old friend of mine. He had no idea how to do laundry. Someone actually had to show him, telling him wasn't good enough. He asked me how to melt chocolate and unfortunately I didn't supervise, because he just stuck a bar in the microwave for like five minutes! He wasn't even sure how to boil water or turn an oven on. Basically he had to be shown exactly how to do things. I don't think he's really "stupid" he just lacks common sense. He was able to get through college and would pick up on domestic things if you showed him step by step. Maybe you should get her a copy of the Betty Crocker cookbook and just give her lessons on things. She's going to have to learn how to defrost food, make a hardboiled egg, maybe even clean properly (if she's anything like my former friend). It amazes me the disservice parents do to their children. His mom just wouldn't let him do anything and he never had any reason to learn. Some of us may take for granted the simple tasks our parents show us when we're five, but others aren't given that opportunity, and why should they if no one ever makes them!
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3/10/06 at 1:06pm