Wednesday, February 20, 2013
I just had to get this off my chest. Please bear with me.
My daughter brought home a friend today, to work on a school project. On the way home we all talked and the topic became vegetarianism. The young lady stated she doesn't eat much meat, even though she and her family are not vegetarians, they just don't have it in the house. I kidded her and asked, "Food allergies, mom hate shopping, or just poor?" (those who know me, understand I mean no harm, having been poor myself.) She said her mom hates cooking and shopping and will only purchase fast food for herself and leave the rest of them to fend. I asked what her dad does and does he say, "Feed the children, woman!" She said he buys the basics, like eggs, bread and milk and occasionally ground beef. Then they make do with no cooking skills or other ingredients. How can this be?
You know, sometimes you have a person in your life, that you know. A person who is a friend of your daughter...and you just DON'T know. My girls have mentioned that the young persons family is weird, but, oh hell, we're weird too! But, I feel guilty if I order pizza or make frozen dinners! I grew up without a mom. My dad worked until 7 and we fended most days, unless he took us out for dinner. I swore I'd feed my kids as healthy as I could afford. I just....I feel kind of sad.
SO...the project will probably take the girls way, way over dinnertime, I'm thinking. Maybe they will have to work on projects here much more frequently, don't you think?