Amanda Marcotte hates everything: Now it’s the “tyranny” of the home-cooked family meal
Next Amanda Marcotte hate-rant target: the “tyranny” of decorating the family Christmas tree.
Beyond just the time and money constraints, women find that their very own families present a major obstacle to their desire to provide diverse, home-cooked meals. The women interviewed faced not just children but grown adults who are whiny, picky, and ungrateful for their efforts. “We rarely observed a meal in which at least one family member didn’t complain about the food they were served,” the researchers write. Mothers who could afford to do so often wanted to try new recipes and diverse ingredients, but they knew that it would cause their families to reject the meals. “Instead, they continued to make what was tried and true, even if they didn’t like the food themselves.” The saddest part is that picky husbands and boyfriends were just as much, if not more, of a problem than fussy children.
Oh, I see. It’s all men’s fault.
BTW, what are those “boyfriends” doing freeloading at the family dinner table? Just askin’.
Posted by Charlotte Allen