"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Menu Planning > Today's Menu
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-30-2008, 01:58 PM   #101
Head Chef
 
GrillingFool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: usa
Posts: 2,223
lots of latch key kids, with no parent home when they get home from school too.
Hard to go out and play with no parent home to supervise.
__________________

__________________
GrillingFool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2008, 02:27 PM   #102
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 266
I would like to weigh in here, having a little perspective. Lots of parents in two parent and single parent homes don't get home til around six in the evening. It's much more convenient to go through a drive thru, when you have to go through bookbags. help with the homework, get kids to this practice, or some other commitment after work.

When the primary person who does the cooking works out of the home, this is a real problem. You don't have time to shop, plan menus, and cook cheaper, which sometimes takes longer. Parents are tired from the day job, and they're working against the clock by the time they hook up with the kids. They are physically and emotionally exhausted. They're trying to get through the day.
__________________

__________________
toni1948 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2008, 02:36 PM   #103
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
What amazes me is how many parents give their young kids soda. We were at a restaurant the other night and there was a kid in a high chair with a pacifier and a cup of soda. A lot of restaurants even have soda as an option on the kids meals.

My daughter, who will be 4 in Feb, has tasted soda one. It was this summer when I gave her a taste of my root beer float. The next closest she has had to having soda was when she tasted some flavored seltzer that my parents were drinking.

We were also informed by the owner of our daughters pre-school that she is one of two kinds in her class who has never had McDonalds. We just see no reason she should have stuff like that. We know that will not last forever, but until the time comes that there is no choice, we will not be the ones giving it to her.
__________________

__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.