Tuesday, 8 November 2011

supper?

Thirty small pots made today ( I know, not a lot!) but a delayed start due to housework.

When "bad light stopped play" it was 4.30pm, a quarter hour to pack up and leave everything clean then back to the house.
Both The Carpenter and The Oily One were computer watching....so I tidied the kitchen, kept the clean dishes and pans and put another batch of apple rings on to dry.

We now have no Oily One and a disgruntled Carpenter who has no wish to make supper on his own.

I thought they'd grown up....toddlers have "strops" about eating food, but enjoy making it. Seems like it turns the other way round after a few years and preparing and cooking it "too much of a faff" to quote The Oily One when asked to deal with some potatoes.

People say I shouldn't be doing all the housework and cooking.

Someone has to do it and I'm still living here most of the time so why should I suffer it not being done? Asking, saying or telling them what needs doing doesn't seem to work. Making a rota doesn't work when people don't say when they'll be here or not, which I always try to do.

Rant, Rant!! Well, ranting at them wont work, so I suppose it is better to let off steam here!!

Off to make supper........

11 comments:

saving for travel said...

It's good to let off steam every now and again!

Hugs

Sft x

The Barefoot Crofter said...

Sigh on your behalf. Toddlerhood was easier than grown up children in the house. xxx

gz said...

supper for one made and enjoyed!

Michèle Hastings said...

when my daughter graduated from college and was living at home, i never knew if she would be home for dinner. i finally told her that i was not cooking extra unless she told me she would be home... the first time she came home for dinner and didn't tell me she, was shocked that there wasn't enough for her!
living with adult kids is challenging.

madpotter1 said...

not sure how it ever works out once they are on their own........ have never figured it out and believe they would truly starve if there wasn't a pot of soup or baked beans in the fridge at all times.
That and a can of tuna are the best I can do some days. Beyond that a dog biscuit and bottle of orange soda might do the trick :)

this blogging seems to be a useful tool.........

Hawthorn said...

My kids are still young enough to 'be cooked for' but a some years ago when we agreed to share our rented home with my brother and his new wife, we agreed take turns to cook and clean. It started well then I noticed that we seemed to to most of the work - I suppose it happened coz the house had been ours originally and I kept sorting out and putting away and tidying up after them - we also ended up doing the 'if you dont let us know if you are here for meal times dont expect to be fed' their looks on their faces still make me smile now.

smartcat said...

I don't think my Proge, my son, and I could be living together if he hadn't been living out of the house for ten years, and away at school before that. We're pretty good at sharing the work. The bonus is that he enjoys cooking, so that is always a shared, or alternate day project. He also become more invested and interested in caring for the house and grounds since building the fish pond. I think the hardest thing for me is to be conscious of the fact that he is an adult.

Glad to hear that you are able to get back to throwing. There's a fine line between pushing to increase strength and doing permanent damage.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

blogging is a useful tool indeed :)

Kerry O'Gorman said...

I used to tell my daughter that I was not running a restaurant and that if she wasn't home or didn't care for what was on the table...too bad. Tough love!

TropiClay Studio said...

Our adult daughter thinks my wife should be doing all the cleaning an cooking since she is home during the day. Never mind that she doesn't help with the bills, or her own two sons who we support. We just buy our evening salad, and they have to fend for themselves. If the boys get hungry, we tell them to have their mom cook them dinner.

gz said...

good for you, TCS. Everyone makes the plsace dirty, so everyone should share the cleaning.
Just because someone doesn't go out to work, doesn't mean they are not busy and doesn't mean that they should shoulder other peoples' responsibilities