Preparing Meals for the Grandson

Backstory: Here’s what happens when you do provide a grandchild, and then agree to leave that small person with your parents for a week so you can go away.  (Please know I got this maybe 5 minutes after my mom and I rang off)

What vegetables does he like? Baked Beans?,salad? stewed tom? fresh tomatoes, carrots, celery, Fruit; peaches and pears i know he likes; what others? Flavors ice cream? Meat? Hot dogs? Chinese food? Hamburgers and sloppy joes are all know. Chicken, turkey? chinese food? You roast your potato chunks at 425 degrees for how long? Beef or chicken gravy. Sliced ham? What for sandwiches other than PB?J. What goes in his lunch box?All of this you may already have covered in your notes to me but if not, these are my questions! Love ya Mom

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    • 1.  Trixie

      LOL. It’s like she’s never been a mother before. As long as he’s not allergic to anything, it shouldn’t matter what she feeds him.

      March 27, 2009 at 4:21 pm

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      She said “chinese food” twice. LOL.

      March 27, 2009 at 5:19 pm

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    • 3.  Lynn

      It matters to Grandma what she feeds him because she wants to make sure she has everything he likes! I think this is adorable, especially considering all the “Glam-mas” out there.

      March 27, 2009 at 7:19 pm

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    • 4.  ohiomom

      This sounds like my mom except she would then go buy whatever she wanted and my kids would not just eat it but would love it and would swear it was the best food they had ever had–things like lima beans and brussel sprouts!

      March 27, 2009 at 8:40 pm

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    • 5.  MJ

      Just thank your lucky star that she actually cares. You sound spoiled.

      March 27, 2009 at 9:05 pm

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    • 6.  Meg

      I babysat this winter for a week and the mom left me a book of instructions. Most of the instructions were about food, with pages of suggested meal ideas. We didn’t starve!

      March 27, 2009 at 11:26 pm

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    • 7.  Pademelon

      Too cute. Sounds like your baby boy is going to be well-fed and beyond loved. I loved Gramma’s house when I was little because she always had all my favorites.

      March 28, 2009 at 10:37 pm

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    • 8.  Lauri

      Lynn, ohiomom, Pademelon — you nailed it:
      It isn’t just that she’d bake half a horse for the child if he asked, or crawl on her knees through gravel to get him canned peaches.
      It’s that no matter what she serves, it will be declared the most magical food ever.
      He could, in fact, eat the gravel, and still he would sigh wistfully on the way home: “Grandma has the BEST canned peaches.”
      And not a day goes by that I don’t thank God for her, and millions of other grandmas just like her.

      March 30, 2009 at 9:36 am

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    • 9.  JeffreyG

      I wish my kids grandma and grandpa would spend more time with them. When they are over at grandmas they ususally get all kinds of snacks cause grandpa always has some kind of treat stashed away, plus they really love playing with grandmas dogs. Grandma doesn’t do a lot of cooking now but whatever she does cook they will eat it. Why is it that every thing tastes better at grandma’s??

      March 30, 2009 at 1:56 pm

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    • 10.  sarah

      it’s true, food is best at grandmas! sounds like such a sweet, darlin grandma – she must’ve been an amazing mom too. i bet they will have a wonderful week together.

      March 30, 2009 at 2:34 pm

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    • 11.  Brandy

      My mom would babysit my nieces for a few days; the large, detailed list my sister left her went right in the garbage. My mom’s reason: she never managed to starve or poison any of her 5 children, so why did one of her children expect her to forget how to feed and care for two little ones? And if the girls had decided that they did not want to eat grandma’s food – well, there’s always oatmeal.

      Needless to say, my Brother-In-Law was upset that the girls ate all the rice-with-chicken my mom had made (a dish which my sister never makes)

      April 8, 2009 at 12:48 pm

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Love, Mom