Return to the Kitchens Forum | Post a Follow-Up

To everyone with large families.......

Posted by springroz (My Page) on
Mon, Sep 24, 12 at 11:49

I have gained a new admiration for all the women with large families. I am sorry if I ever dismissed anyone with lots of family. I bow to you NOW, may I wash your feet?

I have itenerent barn builders here(friends from Texas). Three large, hard working , hungry men, plus DH and DS, and ,of course MIL. I have not really cleaned my house since last week, because about the time I get one meal cleaned up and the next load of laundry, it is time to start the next meal.

I had am in home day care years ago, and that never seemed hard, but I suppose I was 23 years younger...

What's for LUNCH??


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: To everyone with large families.......

Even with my two little ones and DH, I sometimes struggle to keep up. But...I think the difference between your recent situation and a family with lots of kids is that you can put those kids to work helping you with housework. Slave labor, and all that. ;)

RE: To everyone with large families.......

Breezy, exactly! These guys are "guests" , so i can't assign chores! Plus, they are all single, so a home cooked meal is a rarity. One of them cooks, but the others(including DH) do NOT. At least they appreciate my cooking!


RE: To everyone with large families.......

what, you think single guys can afford to dine out every day? If not, its DIY home-cooked meals.

RE: To everyone with large families.......

Single men are the easiest to put to work!!!
Even if it's stirring something, chopping, setting a table, or washing a pot. Particularly the one who does cook. Flattery will get you everywhere.

Give them a beer (or pop) for one hand, ask them questions where they can answer looking good, and go to work.

You're just not doing it right.

RE: To everyone with large families.......

I got the impression these single men were building while she was cooking and cleaning.

I hope your MIL is some help to you. I remember when we were building a house, and camping on the land at the time. I was 25 years younger then and it was just like you described. Get up at dawn to cook a big, hearty breakfast, and after getting those dishes washed, it was time to start cooking lunch, and then dinner.

We were too far out to go get even a pizza, and that just isn't filling food for men who are sweating out in the sun framing, roofing, and all that.

I feel for you, and trust me, it will end and be a pleasant memory one day - for both you and these guys.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Kitchens Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here