I am a pretty positive person. When I have a problem, I try to focus on finding a solution. I am eager to try new things, and I go into those things with a good outlook. I try to share this energy and optimism with my family.
It isn’t working.
I live in a house with two teenagers, and at the risk of reinforcing a stereo-type, teenagers and notorious for their level of poo-pooing anything their parents’ get excited about. Like for example; I have started a job that requires me to work later in the evenings than we are all used to. My kids are old enough to start cooking. So I asked them to come up with a list of 5 things that we eat that they would like to learn how to cook. I would make menus and make sure that all the ingredients they needed were in the house. They each came up with 3 things, one of my daughter’s being mushroom soup. From a can. C’MON GUYS!!! Let’s think bigger than that! This is your chance to shine! Mushroom soup. Psh.
So new plan. I made them a list of things that they could make and they are going to choose. Then I will make a menu and shopping list. Because I am NOT eating grilled cheese sandwiches, mushroom soup, and Kraft Dinner for supper for the next 10 months!