Your parents are either really cool, or really young. I wish we could use Facebook, but Dad spends too much time swearing at the computer & pushing random keys to see if the ads will go away, the typeface will enlarge, the printer will work . . . He's a brilliant chemical engineer but he's 87 and never took my gentle hints to take a computer-skills class at the library. Neither did Mom. So Facebook is out.
Originally Posted by hlao23
Mom calls almost daily, and always says how much she misses the grandkids. We live 13 miles apart, & they see the grandkids fairly often. When I can (a couple times a week), I'll call my folks just to chat, b/c they really like that & they don't have a heck of a lot going on (I truly wish they had taken up more hobbies & activities as they got older, but they didn't). I'll just put the phone on speaker & do my mindless housework, laundry, etc. so that I can chat with Mom or Dad; I would be OK with fewer calls but they really appreciate them more frequently.
If you're afraid of butter, use cream. ~~ Julia Child
As you cook, you enjoy omniscience about food that no amount of label reading can match. Having retaken control of the meal from the food scientists, you know exactly what is in it. (Unless you start w/cream of mushroom soup, in which case all bets are off.) To reclaim control over one's food, to take it back from industry & science, is no small thing; indeed, in our time, cooking from scratch qualifies as subversive. ~~ Michael Pollan