As a youth pastor I talk to many young ladies and I am dumbfounded by the lack of knowledge or desire they have for anything domestic. Okay, not all of them, but more than I'd care for. They can't cook and prefer to live on cereal or top ramen. They don't know how to do laundry and aren't partial to cleanliness. My daughters possibly have more knowledge then some of these young ladies who are in their 20's.....SCARY! I've decided that Mondays are going to be our "Home Ec" days here at our home. We'll do things such as cook meals, bake, learn to read or convert recipes, learn how to make recipes healthier. I'll continue to teach them cleaning skills. We'll do crafts on this day, and they can also work on reports, read or do other catch up work. We'll learn how to find good deals, read labels, figure percentages. They can learn a skill that they haven't learned yet. Sewing maybe???? We'll learn how to manage money, make wise choices. The rest of the week will be school as usual. One day my AD1 was studying something and said "mom, when will I ever use this?". I silently said to myself "I have no idea, you probably won't". Yet I find myself paranoid that they won't learn what they need to know (who says what they need to know anyways). In my opinion spelling, math, and English are the main subjects they'll use in life, but I'll teach the others as well. They seem excited to do this so today will be our first day...though a bit unplanned since I just thought of this on Saturday. Today we'll run errands to pick up some items for a craft, and a few other things. I'll let you know how it goes.