1. Kitchens are dangerous places.
Knives fly, fire erupts from every corner, wild animals roam free. Why would you want to expose yourself and your family to all of that? Growing up in Italy, I HAD to spend time in the kitchen helping my Mom. I don't know how I survived.
2. Kitchens are full of weird stuff.
Heeeww. Fresh vegetables? Fruit? Cheeses? I don't know. It all sounds so scary. When I buy already prepared food I don't need to know what's inside (that's why they won't tell me). I just need to know how to heat it up.
3. Cooking is for chefs!
What with all that chopping and stirring and measuring? Way, way too sophisticated. If I never went to one of those fancy culinary schools, how would I be expected to know how to crack an egg? Too complicated!
4. Cooking takes too much time.
Way too much time! I need to check my devices when I go home at night, so does the rest of my family. We're way too busy to think that we could get together in the kitchen and prepare some fresh food. I may miss the latest meme of a kitten falling from a chair: now THAT'S time well spent!
5. Let's say I cook. Then what?
Let's just assume that I manage to cook something with the help of my family. Now what? Do we HAVE to sit together and eat and talk? Talk about what? I'm confused. Later as I eat my hot pocket in front of my computer I will send a email to the members of my family to ask if they know what we could talk about, because I sure don't know.