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I AM DONE!  D-O-N-E!  Finished!  And all the other words in our vobulary that get that point across!

I am seriously considering not making dinner and possibly any other mean for awhile and letting the kids fend for themselves. A boycot is what I'm thinking!!!  I'm tired of the (must imagine in your best child voices) what is that? What is that green thing?  I don't like the smell!  I don't want any of that!!  I'm not eating unless I get what I want! (and yes I HAVE heard that come out of their mouths...and they are still alive)

I just want it clear that my kids eat way better than I did as a kid.  Not that my mom didn't try but we don't eat a lot of casserole type dishes and I think we eat way more of a variety of foods than we did as a kid.  Sides dishes have been my downfall but thanks to my girlfriend Nikki she has really kept just telling me I need to improve my side dishes.  Jello with whipped cream does not a side dish make!  Who knew right? Side dishes are still a struggle for me but I'm getting better, or I'd like to think I am anyway. 

You know, I'm glad my kids don't have to worry about when and where their next meal is coming from like I did as a kid.  That they have the ability to choose whether to eat or not, because they have never missed a meal a day in their life, unless it's been their choice.  I just want them to appreciate what I do and the joy I have when everyone eats and enjoys a meal I lovingly made and put some thought into.  That's the key right there!  I really do enjoy cooking for my family...I put a lot of thought into what I'm making, I take the time to go shopping for it, store it, and then cook it as best as I can for my family.  I enjoy it up until I put it on the table and they start picking at it and telling me what they will or won't eat and what they want on their plate or don't

My kids can't seem to wrap their heads around the fact that when we sit down to have, lets say a meatloaf dinner, that they just can't have all meatloaf they want.  If I let them eat that way I'd need to make a 6-8lb meatloaf for heaven's sakes!!! Not to mention the fact it's not healthy to eat that way.  Which I'm now having to learn.  We have portions to eat and we can't just eat everything in site or you get yourself to over 250lbs.  So easy to get there but man the work it takes to work is off...well it's that...WORK!  No one ever told me about portion sizes or showed me or taught me.  I had no clue and was horrified at the fact that I was eating 3 times as much as I should be!  Hokey Pete!!  I never knew!!! I never knew how to eat better, to be healthy...I'm working my way there now and doing my best to teach my kids but I will be honest I have some horrible food issues.  Yes food hoarding is one of them, but that's for another posts...well several I'm sure.  I'm really bad about being the President of the 'Clean Plate Club' doesn't have to be that way but it's hard.  It's hard to not put that on my kids, it's hard to make sure I don't put my issues out there for the kids to pick up on and be weird about too.  Does that make any sense? 
OK, so back to what I was talking about...big tangent there sorry!
So we have a normal amount of meatloaf, mashed pots, fruit/veggie, perhaps something else.  Really it's just pushing it having mashed pots...that goes over like a fart in church! I mean if we have tacos why can't they have 4 tacos?  They'd like to know!  My answer isn't good enough and if you ask them I'm pretty sure they'll tell you I don't feed them or I feed them poison.  I don't, for the most part, ever hear thank you for dinner mom or please and thank you's.  I know  you are thinking that's my job to teach them and don't get me wrong I have and I am continually reteaching them.  Really I am!!  Here's the thing...I'm done asking them to use their manners...I know they have them and know how to use them, they choose to be outright ugly!  Like my friend said I'd like to know when they act like that, what possess them to think they have a say in what is made and to complain about it? 

Does anyone have an answers to any of my questions? 

Anyone?  Hello?  NO?  Well crap! No one ever does!


  1. Bueller Bueller??????
    Dang kids have it so good they just don't know it! They really have not had to go hungry so don't know how lucky they are. You are a good cook and a good mama.


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