Cooking is for Girls! A story that explores social and behavioral rms regarding traditional gender roles and expectations. Major's mom challenges him to think outside of traditional gender roles by introducing lima beans for dinner! Major is 8 1 2 years old and his mother wants him to help cook lima beans for dinner! Lima Beans? Really? Cooking? Cooking is for girls! His mother insists that he come learn to cook. As he learns to cook, he uses math and science concepts in the kitchen. He kws that boys are good at math and science, but he discovers is that girls are good at it too. He quickly learns that it really doesn't matter if you are a boy or a girl, whatever one can do, the other can do too, even if that means eating lima beans.