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Cooking furiously

Saturday, August 08, 2015

In one week our son moves back to his dorm, so the number of dinners I can cook for him has shrunk to single digits. (I don't know when I turned into my mother, but I'm blaming this need to cook for loved ones on genetics.)

Tonight I grilled some spicy shrimp and made a vinegary coleslaw for filling soft tacos, along with various cut veggies. Later, I gave the son a bowl of super-sweet grapes. I'm filling him up with his favorites while I have the chance. The hub is smart enough not to comment on my obsessive need to feed the kid. At least I didn't peel the kid's grapes, although the thought did cross my mind!
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    Bemused, I think we're somewhat alike in this area. I run around like a chicken with its head cut off whenever my son comes home--frying, grilling, sautéing, boiling, baking, because I know that when he goes back to his dorm in Tokyo (companies provide dorms for their single employees), he'll just be stopping by the supermarket deli every night on the way home from work, picking up some braised seaweed and kabocha, or whatever slim pickings they have left for all the latecomers (working overtime is the norm here). So yes, I want to stuff him to the gills with all the food he really loves, because whenever he comes home, he's always thinner than when he left!

    Don't tell anybody, but I peeled my children's grapes long past the point when I should have stopped doing that. I don't peel their grapes any more (ha ha), but I do a lot of things that could be considered "grape-peeling." I guess I need to feel needed. This won't last much longer, though, as they're rolling their eyes much more than before. Boo hoo!

    Enjoy your big/little guy as long as you can! Mothers, unite!
    2082 days ago
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    Once a mom, always a mom.
    2082 days ago
    How sweet!
    2082 days ago
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