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Old 07-23-2012, 11:44 AM   #2701
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Glad I don't have that problem- my bf is an angel :) Asks if I need help, hangs out with me in the kitchen while I cook, and puts away the leftovers. He has been known to complain about the food now and then tho... He can be a little picky.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:46 AM   #2702
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He made it, with just enough time to spare for work and we made a deal that I would call him 5 minutes before it was ready and he would be there on time. In fact now he often helps me get it ready.
A happy ending.

Typically, I tell him I'm going downstairs to cook and ask him to come with me. He has to do something on the computer or gets distracted and starts watching tv. By the time he shows up, the meal is usually made or close to being done.
Last week, I told him I was going downstairs to watch tv and cook. I asked him to come with me. He was 'busy' and would come down soon. I told him I'd wait for him to come down before I started cooking. I set myself on the couch and watched tv until he showed up.

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Old 07-23-2012, 11:48 AM   #2703
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A happy ending.

Typically, I tell him I'm going downstairs to cook and ask him to come with me. He has to do something on the computer or gets distracted and starts watching tv. By the time he shows up, the meal is usually made or close to being done.
Last week, I told him I was going downstairs to watch tv and cook. I asked him to come with me. He was 'busy' and would come down soon. I told him I'd wait for him to come down before I started cooking. I set myself on the couch and watched tv until he showed up.

Andy, FAR AWAY?
Where ever it's QUIET!
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:49 AM   #2704
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Glad I don't have that problem- my bf is an angel :) Asks if I need help, hangs out with me in the kitchen while I cook, and puts away the leftovers. He has been known to complain about the food now and then tho... He can be a little picky.
Yes, but he is young - he still has time to get set in his ways
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:55 AM   #2705
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Yes, but he is young - he still has time to get set in his ways
Lol maybe, but I don't think so. I asked him to hang out with me while I'm cooking, and now he just does unless he has something else he needs to work on, and it's my rule that when one person cooks the other puts away the leftovers. I don't usually have to ask him to do that anymore either. He's 40 and apparently trainable :) He is a smart man- he knows that when I'm happy we are both happy lol.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:56 AM   #2706
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I believe you are on the wrong thread. This thread is never quiet. Can I make you a drink? A double? (says the enabler)
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:12 PM   #2707
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I believe you are on the wrong thread. This thread is never quiet. Can I make you a drink? A double? (says the enabler)
Yes, please.
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:24 PM   #2708
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Lol maybe, but I don't think so. I asked him to hang out with me while I'm cooking, and now he just does unless he has something else he needs to work on, and it's my rule that when one person cooks the other puts away the leftovers. I don't usually have to ask him to do that anymore either. He's 40 and apparently trainable :) He is a smart man- he knows that when I'm happy we are both happy lol.
Sounds like a keeper to me!
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I tell Shrek...'I will be turning your over easy eggs in two minutes. If you want toast now is the time.' It only took one over hard egg and no toast for him to get the idea. He also knows that I won't leave the stove on any more to keep things warm. He got tired of overcooked food.
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:54 AM   #2710
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My husband used to love to sit in the kitchen while I cooked. We had so little together time due to his job. Sometimes I would ask him to peel a veggie or two. I don't know if it was deliberate on his part or not, but it wasn't worth it. He hated to use a peeler. Preferred a knife like his mother did. What a mess. And half the peel left on the veggie. I could peel a whole bunch of carrots in the time it took him scrape just one.

When I would make breakfast for him, I would arrange the food as if he was eating in a restaurant. He was so easy to impress. His first wife only knew how to shop in the freezer and can goods section of the supermarket. She didn't even know there was a produce section. Instant potatoes, canned peas and othe veggies, and frozen meats like Salsbury steaks with gravy. He ate pretty good on the boat, but it too was food that had to be made in a hurry. Then on the last two days out, the food would be running low, so the meals got smaller with less variety. He was glad to get a homecooked meal. There were only two foods he wouldn't eat. Powered eggs and Brussel sprouts. No problem there. I wouldn't eat them either.
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