to be annoyed at my mother and MEALS
bandstand · 09/03/2007 21:16
she babysits a couple of days per week, says I will make a meal for the children and leave enough for you so you don't have to cook. A couple of times there has hardley been enough left, I give majority to DH and what is left, (less than dc had) to myself. i said I just give the dc more sauce as we need our food. But the children have been at school all day and you don't need feeding up! she says, looking at my stomach!
If I cook the same meal, I can make it stretch betwen the 5 of us
mytwopenceworth · 09/03/2007 21:23
are you complaining because she wastes food or because she gives the children a larger portion than you would like? either way, option one is to cook yourself, option 2 is to ask her to be lest wasteful/dish out smaller portions.
be careful how you word it in case she tells you to blow it out your arse!!
scatterbrain · 09/03/2007 21:33
Why don't you ask her to dish it all up onto your plates so she can be sure you have each got enough - maybe she isn't very good at judging how much is left in the pot iyswim ? You could get some plastic dome things to put over yours and dh's and warm them through when you are ready !!!
joanna4 · 09/03/2007 22:00
Crikey I would love someone to sit my kids and cook a meal for me too it woould be a real treat.I have been on courses this week from work and have found myself having to make 2 days meals on one night so we have something ready to reheat when I do get in.
The slow cooker idea is a good one she might be making the food cos she might not be wanting the kids to wait for you to come in I am sure she only has your best intrests at heart appreciate her more before she is gone you only get one mother.
hillary · 09/03/2007 22:20
Oh my you need a reality check!
Its not about you anymore its about your children they come first and you get whats left! How selfish you sound, I'm shocked!
You really need to wake up and smell the coffee, your mum babysits for you a couple of days a week and cooks the dinner for you all! I bet she pays for the food too, BE BLOODY GRATEFUL!
colditz · 09/03/2007 22:46
Right, you can't scimp of a child's meal to suit an adult. it's wrong. it's just wrong.
This isn't a shouty angry post, but it goes a way to explaining the shouty ones. It's ok making it stretch - but as their parents, you and your DH should be prepared to eat less, not to makee your childrens portions look bigger with sauce because you want to eat your fill. It's a social taboo to eat while your children are hungry, you must have known that when you posted?
Skribble · 09/03/2007 22:54
I would suggest she just makes for herself and the kids and that you will get your own if it it such a problem. She must be giving the kids what she thinks is the right kind or portion.
If my MIL is making dinner and I am late in she plates mine when dishing up everyones, maybe it is easier to judge quantities, but I would never suggest she did it another way to suit me.
I have to agree thank her most graciously for her babysitting services and make your own dinner, with what ever excuse you feel won't upset her.
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