Sunday, September 6, 2009

I have posts on this blog about my love of cook and baking, finding great deals using coupons to save money and doing freezer and baking days. Well, its over for awhile.

I love to take care of my family but they have just gotten a little "used to" (we'll say) me always having a meal ready, sitting down at the end of the day as a family and sharing home-cooked food, making menus, baking and all together spending lots of time figuring out how to fill them up with nutritious, budget friendly meals and snacks. It started with lots of complaining and lately has gotten to some members missing from the dinner table.

What is a frustrated mom to do?
I did the unthink-able. I said no more. No more dinner making, cookie baking, budget shopping mama.
That's right, this Mom is ON STRIKE.

I told them 3 days ago, I'm not mad, I'm not doing this to be mean, but I am super unappreiciated, taken for granted and the fact that certain family members don't even come downstairs after I've prepared a meal and there is endless complaining, " What is that?", "Do I have to eat that?", "I'm not trying that!" and so on. I really don't want to have those kind of kids that just expect their mother to do everything. And why would I take all this time to shop for, plan for and prepare meals that no one cares about?

So those 42 boxes of cereal I bought might just come in handy!
All I am looking for is an apology, an amending of ways (no more complaining and ALWAYS showing up at the table for dinner whether or not you are hungry) and a little gratitude for what I do. Do I expect flowers and a big speech from members of the family? Of course not, I'm sure I overlooked plenty that my Mom did when I was little. But I always respected her and if I EVER thought of NOT showing up at the dinner table at dinner time or complaining about what she made? *YIKES!!!*

I am really missing cooking for the family and letting them fend for themselves is driving me a little nutty. But most of all I really miss time at dinner to sit around and chat.

But sometimes a Mom's gotta do what a Mom's gotta do. We'll see how long this lasts.


Rendi said...

You go mom- do it for all of us moms that feel unappreciated! We deserve a spokesperson!