"I don't have a nanny or a housekeeper, and I only have a cleaner for one hour each week. I finish work and go home. I cook the dinner. I run into Tesco and do the housework in the evening."
My son Brendon and I have just been texting each other about orange and vanilla pannacotta.
Who would've thought a lot of what the boys and I would talk about is food, recipes, and cooking techniques when they got to this age.
Both the boys have had 'housekeeping' in their blood from a young age. They had to, as both their Dad and I had to work. Their Dad would come home, I'd have dinner ready, and the boys ready in PJ's, then I'd be off to work. When they got older, they had to wash and wipe up, make their beds, keep their rooms tidy (they were pretty good at this..although you'd never look in the cupboards!!). Their Dad was a bit of a stickler for the clean room.
I still feel regret for their teenage years being in such upheaval, but, as someone for the family recently said to me, "Are they in jail, do they do drugs, are you forever bailing them out of trouble...!, I don't think you should worry about the boys T".
In fact, I'm extremely proud of my boys, that was just me having one of my downers I have every now and then.
Now my youngest is going to have a little boy himself before the end of the year! I know how he loves cooking and his barby, I can just imagine him in the kitchen with the little fella later on, and you can bet he'll be cooking at Gran's when he comes to visit!