Me: Honey, I’m going to cook all your favourite foods for these 2 last weeks of your exams OK? Any requests?
18: Great Mum, thanks! Veggie lasagna… nachos… tofu laksa… oh and your apple & rhubarb crumble for dessert, such a treat.
Me: You got it babe. I’ll do anything if it helps you actually do some study.
[Spends almost 2 weeks cooking (including exponentially improving fruit crumbles/washes up/wipes up/empties bins/feeds cat/does all remaining chores silently so as not to stress out revising son & various visiting ‘study mates’]
Me (leaving for work): Can you save me some of today’s crumble please, it’s my best one yet?
Me (returning from work a mere 3 hours later):