"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-01-2006, 12:18 PM   #31
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pdswife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Washington
Posts: 20,308
Send a message via AIM to pdswife Send a message via MSN to pdswife Send a message via Yahoo to pdswife
Quote:
Originally Posted by cara
If he is a clever person he will always tell you that it can be very late (or early?) when he comes home.. if he is earlier, don't mind.. but if the party's still going on till the morning there is no need to worry..



That was his idea as he walked out the door last night!
__________________

__________________
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost
pdswife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2006, 12:24 PM   #32
Master Chef
 
cara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Hannover, Germany
Posts: 5,763
so he is a clever kid... no wonder, with that mother
__________________

__________________
LiGruess cara ~~~ Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"
cara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2006, 12:41 PM   #33
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pdswife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Washington
Posts: 20,308
Send a message via AIM to pdswife Send a message via MSN to pdswife Send a message via Yahoo to pdswife
Thank you Licia!
__________________
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost
pdswife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2006, 08:29 PM   #34
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Galena, IL
Posts: 7,973
I haven't read all of these entries (I will return because the subject interests me). Adults who move back into their parents' home (or a friend's home, or other relatives) should be expected to live by the rules of that home, period. If you allow otherwise, you're teaching (and yes, you are still teaching) that you don't deserve respect. Because of our military lifestyle, we have often lived with others for a week here or there. The couple of times it happened to be my parents, we:

Bought half the food.
I cooked many, if not most, of the meals.
Paid half the utilities, all of our own phone calls
I don't have brothers, so my husband has acted as if he was my father's son and done any "guy" type chores he needed help with
Treated our parents to dinners out.
Not only did our own laundry, but did the laundry of our host/parents. As in "Hey, Mom, I'm washing whites. What do you want to toss in?"

I've done this since day one whenever I happened to spend more than a couple of days with my parents or with other friends. A lot of parents tend to think they are doing something by not expecting their adult kids to help out, in hopes that the kids will be saving the money they are saving by living with them. I look at my friends, and their kids do NOT save that money.

Many friends have learned the hard way that it is much better to expect more out of their kids rather than less. A lot of kids live up -- or down -- to your expectations.
__________________
Claire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2006, 10:39 PM   #35
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pdswife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Washington
Posts: 20,308
Send a message via AIM to pdswife Send a message via MSN to pdswife Send a message via Yahoo to pdswife
Thanks Claire.. I'm pm you.
__________________

__________________
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost
pdswife 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 09:41 AM.


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