ColumbiaMagazine.com
Printed from:

Welcome to Columbia Magazine  
 
























 
Full Nest Syndrome

This article first appeared in issue 29, and was written by Marilyn Loy Turner.

Everyone in my family is on a different diet!

Everyone in my household is on a different diet. What is a mother to do? I've been eating high protein while my husband is on low fat. My oldest son is on a fast-food, or burn everything to a crisp, diet. My youngest son is on 'I can't eat anything because I'm in love' meal plan, and my daughter will eat anything sweet as long as it is not sweet potatoes.

Last night I served pot roast. I burned the bottom for my oldest son (I think he read somewhere that Elvis liked his food extremely well done). I ate only the meat, my husband finished off the potatoes and carrots. My youngest son ate three bites and my daughter ate all the dessert.

I may have lost ten pounds in the last two months but I've also lost my popularity in the kitchen. When I set the food out, my family starts to groan. 'Not that again. Didn't you serve that same dish in February 1987?'

My family thinks God created turkeys only for Thanksgiving and pigs for Christmas hams. The only way they like eggs is when they're dyed bright colors and have candy attached. Oddly, my children don't want to wait until Halloween to have candy.

The worst part is trying to get everyone together for meal times. The kids will eat on the stairways, in the garage, even in the bathroom, but they wouldn't dream of sitting down at the dining room table together. They'd rather eat poison! If I really want to make them happy, I just pick up the phone and order pizza delivered. Suddenly their appetites increase and for a few minutes there is peace in the kitchen.



This story was posted on 2000-06-15 12:01:01
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.


 

To sponsor news and features on ColumbiaMagazine, please use our contact form.

 

























 
 
Quick Links to Popular Features


 

ColumbiaMagazine.com content is available as an RSS/XML feed for your RSS reader or other news aggregator.
Use the following link: http://www.columbiamagazine.com/columbiamagazinerss.php.

Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.
Phone: 270-250-2730 Fax: 270-751-0401


Please use our contact page, or send questions about technical issues with this site to webmaster@columbiamagazine.com. All logos and trademarks used on this site are property of their respective owners. All comments remain the property and responsibility of their posters, all articles and photos remain the property of their creators, and all the rest is copyright 1995-Present by Columbia! Magazine and D'Zine, Ltd. Privacy policy: use of this site requires no sharing of information. Voluntarily shared information may be published and made available to the public on this site and/or stored electronically. Anonymous submissions will be subject to additional verification. Cookies are not required to use our site. However, if you have cookies enabled in your web browser, some of our advertisers may use cookies for interest-based advertising across multiple domains. For more information about third-party advertising, visit the NAI web privacy site.