I haven’t done an Animal House Update in a while. There’s a good reason for that. Everything is pretty boring.
The house is staying clean. Things are quiet and calm most of the time. Bob is healthy. At the moment, everyone is healthy.
Oh sure, there is more work to be done, but we needed a break I think. I’ve been eyeing the kitchen.
Healthier eating? That’s a slow go. There’s really not much in the way of processed food in the house anymore, so either they eat what I make, or go pick something up. It’s frustrating never knowing how many people are going to eat dinner. The youngest rarely eats what I make. I don’t even plan for him anymore.
Tonight was interesting. I made breaded pork chops thinking they would like those. I also made carrots and broccoli in separate pans because Bob doesn’t like broccoli, and baked potatoes.
I had one pork chop left, and no vegetables left. And they like my seasoned sauteed pork chops better.
Last night I made old fashioned spaghetti with meat sauce. Turns out they like the no meat mostaccioli better. Who would have thought?
Another one everyone likes is the Potatoes and Chicken Teriyaki. I usually serve it with fresh green beans.
The oldest son will eat more stuff. He likes the chicken wraps and fajitas. Dad doesn’t like mexican or green peppers, or onions…
Gets pretty frustrating.
They all come home and go into their rooms and turn on the TV. That’s where they stay. The boys eat in their rooms. I was hoping that once we had a dining room that they would come and sit and talk. No such luck. Bob will eat in the dining room and talk for a while – then he’s back to his room.
Bob has actually helped with dishes like 3 times in a week. I almost fainted!
I can’t explain it, but there is no life in this house. Rarely do they sit and talk. They don’t do anything together. There’s no laughter, no music… Its just so strange to me. I feel more alone here than when I lived alone.
That gives me time to work on my own stuff. I’m thinking my work here is just about done.