My son is fully capable of making his own meals if necessary. He can do his own laundry, clean the bathroom, care for the lawn, feed the dog, blah, blah, blah.
It was a real help that he could do all of that on his own 2 years ago when I was restricted to bedrest while pg with dd. He actually made me dinner many nights and helped around the house in tons of ways. If I didn't have his help at that time, dd would not have survived
He does seem to feel that since he can do the daily tasks of living that he is now old enough to move out and live on his own
Such a typical teen to think that
His tune changes pretty quickly when he realizes that he'd have to be responsible for actually paying for all of his food, clothes, rent, utilities, ect and not just the chore of preparing and caring for those things after they are purchased!