The question preceding that one would be, how could you possibly raise your kids this way?
Let's back up. Today a former student came in to visit (we had a teacher work day today, students return tomorrow). He's now an RA in college and he shared with me some of the questions he's been asked. Parents, I marvel at the idea of
a) sheltering your child so much that they have to ask such questions, and
b) letting such a sheltered child out of your house to go away to college.
Here are just three of the questions he's been asked.
1) How do you do laundry?
2) (asked just a couple hours before the final move-out time) Do you have a suitcase I can borrow?
3) (when told there were no extra suitcases lying around) Can I take a garbage bag on the plane?
These students attend a $60,000/year private school.
If you had to guess, would you think these questioners are majoring in engineering or related fields? :-)