Hearing this sentence drives me mad! How is it possible to say this when we ate a meal an hour ago?
Then I start feeling guilty and open the refrigerator to check if there really is no food. I go through a checklist: What did I recently buy, what meals did I last prepare?
The uncertainty grows. Maybe they really are hungry and there isn’t enough food? The next thing I know, I am putting a pot on the stove.
Once the food is ready and consumed, barely an hour passes before I hear that abrasive cry, “There is never anything to eat in this house!”
A few years ago, I was a mother of four teenagers. They went to school,
returned home and ate; did homework and ate; had friends over, watched TV and ate.
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