There's nothing to eat! The common catchcry of teens.

Written by a member of the closed Exploring Teens Facebook group


On our return from a long day and night out, we had complaints of how hungry our children are.  It seems there was no food in the house.

To put that in perspective ......

2 x 19 yr olds
1 x 17 yr old

These teens also have:

  • a car provided,
  • woolies gift cards with money on them bought specifically for food and petrol
  • their driving licences (two of them)
  • a 15 minute walk to the local Woolies, or about a 5 min drive.

All know how to cook and in particular our 17 yr old has done hospitality at school and worked in a cafe as apprentice chef.

In the house there was:

  • 1/2 loaf of bread (but it isn't white)
  • packet of tortilla wraps
  • cruskit crackers
  • eggs, cheese, ham, tray of chicken schnitzels (uncooked), lamb mince (uncooked)
  • Grapes, rockmelon, peaches, plums, apples + canned fruits
  • Potato, sweet potato, onion, carrot, broccoli, mushrooms, eggplant, variety of canned and frozen vegies, lettuce, tomato, cucumber
  • Rice, pasta cous cous, Quinoa, vermicelli, 2 min noodles
  • Variety of canned and frozen foods, breakfast cereals.

Growing in the garden are herbs: Mint, parsley, basil, rosemary + lemon grass and Kaffir lime

Please report me now to DOCS for starving my adult children!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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