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    I am so glad I m not alone in the cooking and baking category . my MIL loves it -and cannot( after 20 odd years) understand why I hate it so much.
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    I'm with you both! It's not my thing, either. I wish people would get it through their heads that it is not actually an embedded female component...like a Y-chromosome.

    When people try to convince me that I can/should do something that I have no, even slight interest in doing, I cut them off by telling them that "I am not in denial about who I am,", followed by a brief, direct gaze. That shuts them up pretty quickly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay View Post
    I'm with you both! It's not my thing, either. I wish people would get it through their heads that it is not actually an embedded female component...like a Y-chromosome.

    When people try to convince me that I can/should do something that I have no, even slight interest in doing, I cut them off by telling them that "I am not in denial about who I am,", followed by a brief, direct gaze. That shuts them up pretty quickly!
    I now give my MIL *the look* she doesn't bother saying much of anything to me.
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    I think that the health of your family is more important than personal taste. Granted it's the dad's responsibility too and if he can't work the long hours, do all the yardwork, household chores AND feed the family, then something should go, so he could hire a person to do the cooking. It's not my business, but at least I know that she probably has no issues with her family being unhealthy.

    I still think I will proced with teaching the kids how to cook so they will have the option if they want to do it at home.

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    My ex-daughter-in-law had NO household skills. She didn't cook, NEVER cleaned, and was on the way to becoming a hoarder. I was terrified after the divorce when she got custody of the two girls (okay, my son was no more parentally qualified, and he had substance abuse issues, too). However, both girls have grown up to be vegetarians, and eat very healthy now. And my granddaughter actually works at cleaning offices, so she learned how to clean, too.

    I spent a lot of time biting my tongue . . . except the one time when the DIL lost my granddaughter's penicillin when she had pneumonia. No tongue biting there.

    Bottom line is, we may not like how someone else operates their household, but unless they're doing something illegal or legally abusive, there's not much we can (or maybe should) do about it.

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    It's true that it's up to each parent to parent the way they want. She has some very good qualities and I try to focus on that. Still, seeing kids struggle with their weight and feeling uncomfortable in their swimsuits is painful. Good eating habits are such a wonderful gift for your kids.

    I don't think cleaning is a problem there.

    I will say that kids who grew up and took their slob habits with them to college, were popular, but in a bad way. Most people don't like to live in filth. Whenever I encountered it with a roommate or boyfriend, it ended up becoming a huge issue. I'm far from a neat freak, but I just can't stand pure filth. Some people don't even think about it. lol

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    Like we all have, handle yours the way you see fit.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay View Post
    If MEN would wear them, like a lot of them SHOULD, maybe they'd get the hint!

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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by Debb70 View Post
    It does cost a lot, but it's the health issue that's the most important. I'm a bystander and it's none of my business, I guess. I really hate it for the kids, because they are paying the price. They are all overweight. Except for her. lol

    I have a plan. I'm going to pick the kids up one afternoon, make a menu, go by the grocery store and then we can all cook a good meal. I'll send the parents a plate.
    I was going to suggest inviting them over for a meal. The scary part is she may reciprocate with serving you a pizza
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