We had a little password in our family which I would often ask for as any of our kids were coming into the house. And they all knew what it was – Sausages. I would then repeat it in a silly bass voice and kind of draw out the word
There would be no-one else around so why would they be embarrassed by it?
They also frowned at the fact that whenever I would grill sausages I would burn them.
Well their dad and them would say I had burned them but I would just cut off the really hard bits and eat away.
I have to tell the truth – I had burned them!
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I burned them because I could never have enough patience to wait for them to cook nicely but always went off unto the computer or to read a book and then – well – they just got burned because I would forget about them.
I tried baking them in the oven too but even then I would forget about them and burn them.
I’m always looking for shortcuts to things because I don’t have enough patience, or because I get bored doing any one thing for too long.
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I love to make nice meals if there is someone else around to help or talk to me while I do it but when I’m preparing & cooking on my own – no! I want the quickest way to provide the meals.
I have been known to make easier, quicker versions of meals like the 10 Minute Chicken Korma
and sometimes I have even made the desserts so easy that they hardly even really qualify as desserts such as my Ginger & Pineapple Log (Super Short Version) which basically is not a log!
I promise you I really do know that microwaves are not just for reheating coffee – oh yes this is another one of my little quirks or one of the “Oh No Mum!” things that the kids would frown at but I see nothing wrong with reheating my mug of coffee two or three times during the day.
And then we come to the big, big, bad thing that I did to our middle child:
because he had started university there.
I know this is something that people outside the family found more strange than the family did. I felt I could sense people saying: “What kind of a mother would leave her child on his own?”
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About the Author: Sandra Black is a housewife currently living in Banbridge in the east of Northern Ireland, UK, who has also lived in Delaware in the USA for 3 years and Tervuren (a village east of Brussels) in Belgium for over 6 years.
She has been married for 38 years to Fred who is very loving, patient & kind and she is also the mother of 3 grown up kids who laugh about how their mother lives on the computer.
She enjoys reading, co-ordinating the Kids Work at her Church, experimenting with graphics and blogging at Sandra’s Ark. Find her on Google+, Pinterest & Twitter.
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