Why can’t my DH take better care of himself?!
2/9/2011 5:09 PM
He skips breakfast. He waits until noon to eat lunch – at which point he’s usually pretty crabby. (And he wonders why I don’t call him all morning to say hello!)
He doesn’t eat fruit. He’d be satisfied with steak or chicken and roasted potatoes or rice for dinner…wouldn’t notice if there wasn’t a vegetable on his plate.
He can’t eat salad with dinner if he’s had some salad for lunch. And let’s not forget that he can’t swallow raw tomatoes but he can down salsa and tomato sauce without a problem.
I always tell him that I have three children; I don’t want a fourth kid. Last week I told him (okay, fine, I lectured him) that he needs to start taking better care of himself because my plate is already full.
To give him a nice “send-off to adulthood” I put five clementines in his work bag about a week ago.
I did not think he’d eat them. Needless to say I was shocked when I got his email this morning:
Subject: I need more
Email: I finally finished the clementines you sent with me to work last week. I am ready for more.
I couldn’t be more proud! ;)
But do I really need to go buy him some more clementines and put them in his work bag again? Or will he man up, decide it’s helpful to snack between meals and go buy his own clementines from the fruit stand right outside his office building?
Hey, a girl can dream, can't she!?
Leslie Fink, MS, RD
Family, Food, Fun