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Barefut's Blog: No Food, Sick Kid and Fried Nerves.

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Here's the latest appetiser (pardon the pun!!) from Barefut's blog:



No Food, Sick Kid and Fried Nerves



bagels and cream cheese




instant oatmeal



pancake mix


instant breakfast drinks


orange juice


hot cocoa


"Most GOOD moms would not let their kids go to school without breakfast or at least would have food in the house!"

The honeymoon is over. Pretty amazing how quickly a mom of a teenager can go from feeling hugged to feeling kicked in the gut. That is the list of "No Food" you see there..........Read More!



Enjoy! :emoticons-clap:

Jo Frowde

ISN Assistant Webmaster

SD World Webmaster

ISN Sclero Forums Manager

ISN News Manager

ISN Hotline Support Specialist

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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I really don't remember eating breakfast as a kid, I probably had cereal. I do remember my mother made our lunches to bring to school, usually consisting of a sandwich with rock hard butter pats on the bread, with tuna or peanut butter. I usually traded mine. :lol:


I remember complaining about there being nothing to eat. That's because I probably ate it all! :P There was plenty in our house, just like your's only it might not have been the cookies, candy and ice cream I would have preferred.


A "GOOD" mother would help her teenager become independent in fixing meals for himself and so that he can cook for his future partner. :D


Don't judge yourself on being "good" or "bad" just on being who you are. And with a chronic illness there are times we are not even who we are.



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Hi Barefut,


It sounds like you are having what we jokingly refer to as a "systems crash" in our house. We usually don't run out of anything because my husband is absolutely wild about shopping and he thinks grocery shopping is the absolute most fun of all. He stops to talk to everyone in the store, which means I can never put ice cream on the list. To me, grocery shopping is a huge endurance contest, start to finish.


Can you recruit the kids to help in the process? It looks like you have one who is already great at making lists. Maybe he could make a list of meals for the week, a list of groceries by type, and help you unload and organize the stuff at home. If he isn't already, of course. <Evil grin!>


My mom bought me a book of recipes "for boys and girls" and had me cooking all the weekday meals when I was still in elementary school. The whole family suffered terribly with one of my first efforts, when I substituted sweetened condensed milk in a hamburger recipe, and then burnt them to a crisp when everyone else was late getting home. She forced us to eat what my brother called "rotten burnt cookies!"; happily this was before post-traumatic dinner syndrome (PTDS) or even child abuse was invented, so we all survived. But because of that, if you venture into the hazardous territory of Dinner By Children, I'd recommend you relax the standards when it comes to anyone having to actually eat the first few batches.


I am sure things are going more smoothly for you now, post systems crash, and that your home is once more stocked full of the milk of human kindness and the honey of happiness!



Warm Hugs,


Shelley Ensz

Founder and President

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

Hotline and Donations: 1-800-564-7099


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