Somehow, I'm not sure how, bear persuaded us to buy him one of the cheaper plug in steering wheels for the driving games. It's got pedals, for heaven's sake! I suggested that it came out of bear's hoarded pocket money, but DH was happy we funded it. Sigh.
It arrived and bear set it up. I am now officially one of those old ladies who needs their son to show them how the remote control on the tv works. To be honest, I'm quite happy to delegate that part of life. It's bear's toy so he can sort it. Though I'm not sure whether a nearly life sized steering wheel with a gear stick, indicator and pedals counts as a toy or an accessory.
I've been looking at meal planning again. It hasn't worked before. Partly because I swear there is something wrong with me and the moment I decide to do something I seem to run to do the opposite. However the meal planners I've seen all start with proper recipes. There doesn't seem to be room for the 'absolutely on the floor tonight so it's frozen sausages, frozen hash browns and frozen peas' type evenings. Also, when bear it eating, terms and conditions apply. Last night he suddenly decided that he didn't like sweetcorn. I nearly cried. We didn't have it when father was here, because he didn't like it and DH and I love it. Sigh. Theoretically tonight we are having frozen gluten free chicken nuggets that I got in for those 'on the floor' type evenings but the chicken that I was planning wasn't delivered by Tesco with sweet potatoes peeled, cut into chunks, stirred up in oil and possibly sage, microwaved for twenty minutes and put in a medium oven for ten (I love my combination microwave). With frozen peas. That is, if the sweet potatoes are still fit.
There are two ways the meal plans fail. The first is because I don't have the energy for the fancy meal I've planned. The second is because something vital wasn't delivered, or isn't fit, like the sweet potatoes being found to be mushy and yeurk. All the articles on meal plans seem so assured and confident, where nothing ever goes wrong and they can always find the grater.
I think I will put the idea of meal planning on the back burner until I've done an audit of the cupboards and got a decent freezer. That may take some time, especially if we keep buying bear steering wheels.